Effective Group Discussion

Theory and Practice

Author: Gloria J. Galanes,Adams

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9780078037016

Category: Communication in small groups

Page: N.A

View: 9818

"Effective Group Discussion focuses on secondary groups, such as work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups with tasks to complete. The text provides practical tips and also serves well as a reference source for advanced communication students, consultants, or group leaders"--

Looseleaf for Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

Author: Katherine L. Adams,Gloria J Galanes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260130928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 933

Now in its fifteenth successful edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Skilled Interpersonal Communication

Research, Theory and Practice

Author: Owen Hargie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317584562

Category: Psychology

Page: 658

View: 6418

There is a fundamental, powerful, and universal desire amongst humans to interact with others. People have a deep-seated need to communicate, and the greater their ability in this regard the more satisfying and rewarding their lives will be. The contribution of skilled interpersonal communication to success in both personal and professional contexts is now widely recognised and extensively researched. As such, knowledge of various types of skills, and of their effects in social interaction, is crucial for effective interpersonal functioning. Previous editions have established Skilled Interpersonal Communication as the foremost textbook on communication. This thoroughly revised and expanded 6th edition builds on this success to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the current research, theory and practice in this popular field of study. The first two chapters introduce the reader to the nature of skilled interpersonal communication and review the main theoretical perspectives. Subsequent chapters provide detailed accounts of the fourteen main skill areas, namely: nonverbal communication; reinforcement; questioning; reflecting; listening; explaining; self-disclosure; set induction; closure; assertiveness; influencing; negotiating; and interacting in, and leading, group discussions. Written by one of the foremost international experts in the field and founded solidly in research, this book provides a key reference for the study of interpersonal communication. This theoretically informed yet practically oriented text will be of interest both to students of interpersonal communication in general, and to qualified personnel and trainees in many fields.

Communication in Small Groups: Theory, Process, and Skills

Author: John Cragan,David W. Wright,Chris Kasch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095966

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 7972

COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS: THEORY, PROCESS, SKILLS expertly balances theory and processes with practical skill development. Drawing on their extensive and varied experience as active researchers, lecturers, and communication consultants, the authors provide students with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of small group communication. This well-respected text effectively integrates theory, research, and practice, guiding readers to apply concepts and principles to the process of communication when working as members of a team. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communicating for social impact

engaging communication theory, research, and pedagogy

Author: Lynn M. Harter,Mohan J. Dutta,Courtney Cole

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 7802

This edited collection provides a forum for communication scholars whose efforts are directed toward social change. Onriginating fro theme sessions at the 2008 convention of the International Communication Association (ICA), this volume engages communiction theory to enlarge communication practices. Chapters adress perennial issues of interest to communication shcolars as experiennced in contemporary terrains.

Effective Group Discussion, Theory and Practice

Psychology, Social psychology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490292748

Category: Education

Page: 28

View: 1335

Facts101 is your complete guide to Effective Group Discussion, Theory and Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Small Group as a System, Diversity and the Effects of Culture, The Members and Their Roles, and Communication and Group Culture: Tensions, Fantasy, Socialization, Nor ... plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Facework

Bridging Theory and Practice

Author: Kathy Domenici,Stephen W. Littlejohn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 1423

Written in a clear, engaging style Facework: Bridging Theory and Practice introduces a new paradigm that identifies facework as the key to communication within the management of difference. Authors Kathy Domenici and Stephen W. Littlejohn illustrate how facework is a central process in the social construction of both identity and community.

Looseleaf for Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice

Author: Katherine L. Adams,Gloria J Galanes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259414398

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 832

Now in its fourteenth successful edition, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings and practical tools students need to become productive group members. A variety of secondary groups are covered in the text: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Health Communication

Theory & Practice

Author: Gary L. Kreps,Barbara C. Thornton

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 233

View: 6013

The text details the role of communication in health & health care.

Techniques of Close Reading

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544305222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 3841

Techniques of Close Reading, Second Edition helps you gain a deeper understanding of what texts may be saying, whether they are written, oral, visual, or mediated. Renowned scholar and professor Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (such as speeches, cartoons, or magazine ads), teaching you how to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. You will learn techniques for discovering form, rhetorical tropes, argument, and ideologies within texts. New to the Second Edition: A new Chapter 6 includes a selection of techniques from each chapter to show you how different techniques may be used together when reading text. A close reading of a group of ads from the insurance company, Liberty Mutual, offers you an opportunity to apply the techniques to recent texts.

Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice

An Anthology

Author: Randy Y. Hirokawa,Robert S. Cathcart,Larry A. Samovar,Linda D. Henman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195330007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 8803

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 include contemporary 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, and continuing debates that make the study of small group communication an exciting adventure.

Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

Author: Tema Milstein,Mairi Pileggi,Eric L Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131720347X

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 8195

Given the urgency of environmental problems, how we communicate about our ecological relations is crucial. Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is concerned with ways to help learners effectively navigate and consciously contribute to the communication shaping our environmental present and future. The book brings together international educators working from a variety of perspectives to engage both theory and application. Contributors address how pedagogy can stimulate ecological wakefulness, support diverse and praxis-based ways of learning, and nurture environmental change agents. Additionally, the volume responds to a practical need to increase teaching effectiveness of environmental communication across disciplines by offering a repertoire of useful learning activities and assignments. Altogether, it provides an impetus for reflection upon and enhancement of our own practice as environmental educators, practitioners, and students. Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is an essential resource for those working in environmental communication, environmental and sustainability studies, environmental journalism, environmental planning and management, environmental sciences, media studies and cultural studies, as well as communication subfields such as rhetoric, conflict and mediation, and intercultural. The volume is also a valuable resource for environmental communication professionals working with communities and governmental and non-governmental environmental organisations.

Communication in Construction

Theory and Practice

Author: Andrew Dainty,David Moore,Michael Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134338007

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 3054

Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. This book examines communication at a number of levels ranging from interpersonal interactions between project participants to corporate communication between organizations. Several non-typical perspectives on the process of communication are introduced to encourage the reader to think about communication in a more innovative manner. The combination of differing perspectives illustrates the diversity of communication problems facing those working within project-based environments. Practical guidance is provided on possible solutions to communication problems, and a number of examples and case studies are presented.

The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication

Author: Scott A. Myers,Carolyn M. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295939X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 8672

The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication provides readers with the fundamentals they need to become functional and productive members of any small group. Readers are introduced to the fundamental issues faced by all small groups (such as socialization, development, ethics, diversity) and the procedures utilized by effective small groups (for example, task accomplishment, decision making, climate). With a focus on the individual group member, this textbook encourages readers to reflect on how their communication behaviors (e.g., communication traits, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening style) and practices (e.g., their leadership style, their conflict management style) contribute to their current small group experiences.

Successful Program Management

Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership

Author: Wanda Curlee,Robert Lee Gordon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466568801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 9858

Complexity theory is a great, untapped resource in the field of management. Experts agree that it can be a powerful tool for managing complex and virtual programs, but there is little material available to guide program managers on how to use complexity theory to communicate and lead effectively. Filling this void, Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership identifies the best leadership types for complex program environments. It goes beyond what is currently available in program management standards to outline powerful solutions to the macro and micro program issues facing program managers. Using language that is easy to understand, the book describes practical complexity theory techniques for establishing clear and effective communications in a virtual environment. It explains what it takes to communicate strategically to all parties involved and addresses the communication issues common to most programs, including stakeholder communication, project team communication, and shareholder communication. The information presented in this book is supported by peer review research. Each section includes a case study, section quiz, and discussion questions to reinforce learning. The book includes numerous tools, templates, and techniques that can be helpful to the seasoned program manager as well as program managers who are leading for the first time. Clarifying the nuances of complexity theory, the text will help you focus your strategic energies on the right things and arm you and your team with the skills, tools, and techniques needed to succeed in today’s program environment.

Applied Organizational Communication

Theory and Practice in a Global Environment

Author: Thomas E. Harris,Thomas E. Harris (Ph. D.),Mark D. Nelson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0805859411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

View: 5481

Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment. Exploring the diverse communication challenges in today's organizations, this text: Explains the impact of critical environmental influences on all levels; Provides extensive discussion of teams, leadership, technology, listening, and interpersonal communication; Offers current analysis, utilizing a broad base of information and research; and Establishes links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behavior. Building on the successful foundation of the previous editions, this third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research. Features of this edition include: Extensive real life examples and experiences Grounding in transactional communication and advanced systems approaches Macro and micro analyses of key topics and issues As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this text is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.

Interpersonal Relationships

Professional Communication Skills for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth C. Arnold,Kathleen Underman Boggs

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323328571

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 9940

Effective communication with clients, families, and professional colleagues starts here! With Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 7th Edition, you’ll see how good communication skills can lead to achieving treatment goals in health care. Clear guidelines show how you can enhance the nurse-client relationship through proven communication strategies as well as principles drawn from nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks. And you’ll see how to apply theory to real-life practice with case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies. A two-time winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, this book is updated to emphasize interdisciplinary communication and QSEN competencies. From expert nursing educators Elizabeth Arnold and Kathleen Underman Boggs, this comprehensive, market-leading text is unmatched for helping nurses develop effective communication skills! Interactive exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe, and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Practical guidelines describe how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, clients with special needs, health teaching, stress, crisis, and professional colleagues. Case examples help you develop empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories provide an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective for effective communication. Learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary focus your study and help you absorb and retain key content. NEW! A greater emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary theory, and interprofessionalism includes a focus on the nursing paradigm, nursing discipline, and ways of knowing. NEW! Focus on QSEN competencies reflects current thinking on technology, safety, and evidence-based practice, especially as they relate to communication in nursing. NEW! Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking. NEW! Clarity and Safety in Communication chapter addresses topics such as huddles, rounds, handoffs, SBAR, and other forms of communication in health care.

The Handbook of Group Research and Practice

Author: Susan A. Wheelan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 6205

The Handbook of Group Research and Practice is a unique interdisciplinary resource that integrates what is known about group research and practice across the disciplines and professions. The chapters have been written by world-renowned researchers and practitioners who work with teams and groups in a variety of settings. As a result, this Handbook provides students, academics, and practitioners with the most comprehensive understanding about the latest findings and issues in group research and practice.