Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice: An Anthology

Paperback | May 4, 2003

EditorRandy Y. Hirokawa, Robert S. Cathcart, Larry A. Samovar

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The eighth edition of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice presents a collection of readings from the most well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. This comprehensive anthology spans a broad range of topics in communication theory, research, and practice. These includecontemporary views of small groups, theories of group communication, group development and organization, group communication processes, group and team performance, group leadership, culture and diversity in groups, and methods for analyzing group communication. New to the Eighth Edition: New lead coeditor Randy Hirokawa (University of Iowa) brings a strong background in small group communication to the new edition, which features fourteen new and three updated chapters. New topics include: * The bona fide group perspective * The functional perspective * Symbolic convergence theory * Multiple sequence models of group development * Virtual group communication * New communication technologies * Social influence processes in groups * Counteractive influence and group leadership * Characteristics of effective health care teams * Sex, gender, and communication in groups * Narrative analysis of group communication * Methods for evaluating group communication In addition, two new sections have been added: "Theories of Group Communication" and "Observing Group Communication," with three new chapters in each section. Thought-provoking introductions to each section provide internal cohesiveness and structure to the book. Importantly, each reading offers its own individual introduction, which alerts readers to key points and integrates the selection into the larger themes of the section. These introductions serve as a "road map" as students travel through the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, andcontinuing debates that make the study of small group communication an exciting adventure.

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The eighth edition of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice presents a collection of readings from the most well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. This comprehensive anthology spans a broad range of topics in communication theory, research, and practice. These includecontemporary views of small groups, theories...

Randy Y. Hirokawa is at University of Iowa. Robert S. Cathcart is at Queens College of the City University of New York (Emeritus). Larry A. Samovar is at San Diego State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:May 4, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Nature of GroupsIntroductionLinda D. Henman: 1. Groups as SystemsLinda L. Putnam: 2. Rethinking the Nature of Groups: A Bona Fide Group PerspectiveRobyn E. Parker: 3. Distinguishing Characteristics of Virtual GroupsPart II: Theories of Group CommunicationIntroductionDennis S. Gouran and Randy Y. Hirokawa: 4. Effective Decision-making and Problem-solving in Groups: A Functional PerspectiveErnest G. Bormann: 5. Symbolic Convergence TheoryMarshall Scott Poole: 6. Group Communication and the Structuring ProcessPart III: Organization of GroupsIntroductionConnie J. G. Gersick: 7. Time and Transition in Work Teams: Toward a New Model of Group DevelopmentMarshall Scott Poole: 8. Multiple Sequence Model of Group DevelopmentPart IV: Group ProcessesIntroductionJudee K. Burgoon: 9. Spatial Relationships in Small GroupsBeth Bonniwell Haslett and John R. Ogilvie: 10. Feedback Processes in Task GroupsRenee A. Meyers and Dale E. Brashers: 11. Influencing Others in Group Interaction: Individual, Subgroup, Group, and Intergroup ProcessesPart V: Groups and TeamsIntroductionRandy Y. Hirokawa: 12. Communication and Group Decision-making EfficacyCraig Scott: 13. New Communication Technologies and TeamsRandy Y. Hirokawa, Daniel DeGooyer, Jr., and Kathleen Valde: 14. Characteristics of Effective Health Care TeamsCarolyn C. Clark and Richard W. Sline: 15. Teaming with Emotions: The Impact of Emotionality on Work-Team CollaborationPart VI: Leadership in GroupsIntroductionDennis S. Gouran: 16. Leadership as the Art of Counteractive Influence in Decision-making and Problem-solving GroupsSusan B. Shimanoff and Mercilee M. Jenkins: 17. Leadership and Gender: Challenging Assumptions and Recognizing ResourcesJ. Kevin Barge: 18. Leadership as OrganizingPart VII: Diversity in GroupsIntroductionNina M. Reich and Julia T. Wood: 19. Sex, Gender, and Communication in Small GroupsRichard E. Porter and Larry A. Samovar: 20. Communication in the Multicultural GroupJohn G. Oetzel, Mary Meares, and Akiko Fukumoto: 21. Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Work Group CommunicationPart VIII: Analyzing Group CommunicationIntroductionJoann Keyton: 22. Observing Group InteractionRandy Y. Hirokawa, Kathleen Clauson, and Juliann Dahlberg: 23. Narrative Analysis of Group CommunicationSteven A. Beebe and J. Kevin Barge: 24. Evaluating Group Discussion

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"The editors have done a good job of updating the volume while at the same time retaining the best essays from earlier editions. The eighth edition is a balanced and coherent set of readings that will give students an excellent overall perspective on group communication."--Dennis S. Gouran,Pennsylvania State University