Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

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This introduction examines phases of group behaviour and provides many examples. The text covers both traditional topics and newer topic areas that have generated recent research. The book balances theory and research and cites the work of researchers in a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, business, and social welfare.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 596 pages
  • 171.7 x 243.1 x 27.9mm | 929.88g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • glossary, indices, references
  • 0534080103
  • 9780534080105

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This book is intended to serve as an introduction to group processes, maintaining a balanced, integrative stance when presenting ideas, evidence, and viewpoints. The author integrates many areas of inquiry, including: theory and research; theory, research, and application, traditional and contemporary topics, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences; and more.
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Table of contents

The Science of Group Dynamics; Studying Groups; Group Formation; Development and Socialization; Group Structure; Conformity and Influence; Power; Leadership; Group Performance; Decision Making; Environmental Processes; Conflict; Conflict Between Groups; Crowds and Collective Behaviour; Groups and Change.
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