Effective group discussion : theory and practice / Gloria J. Galanes, Katherine Adams.
Contributor(s): Adams, Katherine L.Call number: 302.34 G146E 2019 Material type: BookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education, c2019. Edition: 15th ed., International student ed.Description: xvi, 411 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781260084603 (pbk.).Subject(s): Small groups | Communication in small groups | Group problem solving | Discussion
Part I. The foundations of communicating in groups. 1, The small groups in everyone's life. 2, Human communication processes in the small group context. 3, The small group as a system -- Part II. Developing the group. 4, Diversity and the effects of culture. 5, The members and their roles -- Part III. Small group throughput processes. 6, Communication and group culture : tensions, fantasy, socialization, norms, and climate. 7, Leading small groups: theoretical perspectives. 8, Leading small groups : practical tips -- Part IV. Improving group outputs. 9, Problem solving and decision making in groups : theoretical perspectives. 10, Problem solving and decision making in groups : practical tips and techniques. 11, Managing conflict in the small group -- Part V. Group observation and evaluation tools. 12, Tools for assessing and evaluating groups.