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The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research
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The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research

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August 1999 | 613 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook establishes a central resource for the field, documenting and synthesizing the work done in group communication scholarship's fifty-year history. With contributions form the most experienced and respected scholars in the field, editor Lawrence R Frey presents an overview of group communication study, from its beginnings in pedagogy to its status as a mature discipline with a variety of theoretical positions and methodological practices.
Lawrence R Frey
Introduction
 
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH
Dennis S Gouran
Communication in Groups
The Emergence and Evolution of a Field of Study  
Marshall Scott Poole
Group Communication Theory
Edward A Mabry
The Systems Metaphor in Group Communication
Marshall Scott Poole, Joann Keyton and Lawrence R Frey
Group Communication Methodology
Issues and Considerations  
 
PART TWO: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUP COMMUNICATION
Beth Bonniwell Haslett and Jenn Ruebush
What Differences do Individual Differences in Groups Make?
The Effects of Individuals, Culture and Group Composition  
Carolyn M Anderson, Bruce L Riddle and Matthew M Martin
Socialization Processes in Groups
 
PART THREE: TASK AND RELATIONAL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Randy Y Hirokawa and Abran J Salazar
Task-Group Communication and Decision-Making Performance
Joann Keyton
Relational Communication in Groups
 
PART FOUR: GROUP COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
Kathleen Propp
Collective Information Processing in Groups
Sandra Ketrow
Nonverbal Aspects of Group Communication
Renée A Meyers and Dale E Brashers
Influence Processes in Group Interaction
Charles Pavitt
Theorizing about the Group Communication-Leadership Relationship
Input-Process-Output and Functional Models  
Susan Jarboe
Group Communication and Creativity Processes
 
PART FIVE: GROUP COMMUNICATION FACILITATION
Beatrice G Schultz
Improving Group Communication Performance
An Overview of Diagnosis and Intervention  
Sunwolf and David R Seibold
The Impact of Formal Procedures on Group Processes, Members and Task Outcomes
Craig R Scott
Communication Technology and Group Communication
 
PART SIX: GROUP COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS AND APPLICATIONS
Thomas J Socha
Communication in Family Units
Studying the First `Group'  
Terre H Allen and Timothy G Plax
Group Communication in the Formal Educational Context
Rebecca J Welch Cline
Communication in Social Support Groups
Howard H Greenbaum and Jim L Query Jr
Communication in Organizational Work Groups
A Review and Analysis of Natural Work Group Studies  

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