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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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July 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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Lawrence R. Frey

Lawrence (Larry) R. Frey is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His teaching and research interests include group interaction, applied communication (communication activism, communication and social justice, communication and community studies, and health communication), and communication research methods (both quantitative and qualitative). His research seeks to understand how participation (especially by those who are underresourced and marginalized) in collective communicative practices makes a difference in people’s individual, relational, and collective lives. He received a B.S.... More About Author

Dennis Gouran

Marshall Scott Poole

M. Scott Poole (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison [communication arts]; M.A., Michigan State University [communication]; B.A., University of Wisconsin—Madison [communication arts]) is one of the nation’s top scholars in group communication and in organizational communication. Among his publications is one of the leading college textbooks on organizational communication (Strategic Organizational Communication, 5/e, Wadsworth); he is also co-editor of SAGE’s Handbook of Group Communication. He has been chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA and was the chair and founding member of NCA’s Group Communication Division.... More About Author

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