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How does group membership influence individual behaviour? In what ways do groups
change and develop? How do different groups relate to one another?
"Group Communication" provides an introduction to the theories and practical
applications of small group dynamics. Drawing on concepts from social
psychology, linguistics and communication studies, Peter Harfley shows that an
understanding of how groups work and interact will improve the chances of
successful team communication and co-operation.
"Group Communication" includes:
Peter Hartley is Senior Academic in Communication Studies at Sheffield Hallam
University, and was one of the team which developed the first British
undergraduate degree in this area. He teaches theoretical and practical courses
in interpersonal and group communication to a wide range of students, managers
and other groups, using the ideas in this book and "Interpersonal Communication"
- critical reviews of group research.
- explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups.
- analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making.
- analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups.
- practical recommendations for group communication.
- references and suggestions for further reading and research.