Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective

Paperback | May 17, 2004

bySusan A. Wheelan

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This unique text uses group development as an organizing principle, offering students a far more dynamic view of groups and helping them understand that group processes operate differently at different points in a group's life cycle and in various types of groups.

Group Processes is an accessible, research-based book on how groups develop and function. Grounded in theory and research, the text is written in a straightforward way with practical examples integrated throughout to hold student interest. It offers more than just an understanding of group phenomena; it also provides strategies to enhance the functioning of groups of which students are a part. It stresses how knowledge of group development can be applied to work groups, therapy groups, learning groups, and many others.

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This unique text uses group development as an organizing principle, offering students a far more dynamic view of groups and helping them understand that group processes operate differently at different points in a group's life cycle and in various types of groups. Group Processes is an accessible, research-based book on how gr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.6 inPublished:May 17, 2004Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205412017

ISBN - 13:9780205412013

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Table of Contents



 1. Are Groups Real?


 2. Models of Group Development.


 3. Elements of Group Culture and Structure.


 4. Stage One: Dependency and Inclusion.


 5. Stage Two: Counterdependency and Fight.


 6. Stage Three: Trust and Structure.


 7. Stage Four and Five: Work and Termination.


 8. The Individual and the Group.


 9. Groups, Organizations, and Society.


10. Studying Groups: Who, What, Where?


11. Studying Groups: How?


12. Therapy, Counseling, and Personal Growth Groups.


13. Skills Training Groups.


14. Work Groups.