Author: Richard Hammersley, Marie Reid
This practical guide to the psychology of effective communication is suitable for anyone for whom communication in groups is a key part of their job. No previous knowledge of psychology is assumed and the emphasis is on exercises, key point summaries, assessment and improving your skills in everyday situations like committees, project teams, seminars and focus groups. Suitable as an introduction for psychology students, it will be invaluable for students of business, medicine, allied health, social work and probation, whether studying on a short course or attending an intensive training session as part of their continuing professional development.
Author: Joann Keyton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
To communicate effectively within groups and teams, we must understand our relationships with other members and how those relationships influence the tasks and activities that the groups and teams undertake. Communicating in Groups, Third Edition, emphasizes that all groups--decision-making and social--require members to successfully convey both relational and task messages. Author Joann Keyton points to the five key elements that define a group--size, interdependence, identity, goal, and structure--and demonstrates how group processes are facilitated or hindered by them. Using examples from field research on both task and social groups, Keyton depicts group interaction as it emerges through conversation. She provides frameworks for analyzing group interaction, recommendations for effective group practice, and numerous transcripts of authentic group communication that help to underscore the concepts. Thoroughly revised in this third edition, the book features new material on communication structures, group tasks and activities, communication competence, and decision making. Keyton includes updated literature reflecting recent communication and interdisciplinary group theory and research, and she also places more emphasis on gender and cultural diversity, stressing the need for students to consider the multiple ways in which diversity influences group interaction. Highlighting the important connection between task and relational messages in both task and social groups, Communicating in Groups, Third Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses in group and team communication, as well as for management and business communication courses in group behavior and teamwork.
Author: Joann Keyton, Professor of Communication Joann Keyton, Stephenson Beck
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Rooted in scholarly research from diverse disciplines, Communicating in Groups and Teams: Strategic Interactions explains group communication concepts through clear examples based on representative group interactions. Rather than pure expository text, the book features dialogue to demonstrate how group dynamics unfold. Early chapters describe the importance of groups and teams, and how communication is integral to these social forms. The book then describes and explains the core processes for which each group member is responsible, such as sharing information and managing conflict. The final chapter guides students through participating in, navigating, and facilitating group interactions. The book uses a wide range of group types - such as student problem-solving groups, organizational work teams, health care teams, family groups, community groups, and sports teams - to illustrate concepts and present skills grounded in research and theory. Each chapter includes a "Theory Stand-out" that closely examines the theory-research link, a message and meaning section that analyzes transcripts of authentic interactions, and skill-building exercises and activities that allow students to apply what they are learning. Successfully combining both academic and real-world understandings of communication, and featuring engaging content and examples, the book is ideal for communication courses, particularly those with business applications. Joann Keyton earned her Ph.D. in communication and business administration at The Ohio State University. Dr. Keyton is a professor of communication at North Carolina State University, where she teaches courses in research methods and in group and organizational communication. She is a founder of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research and editor of Small Group Research. Stephenson Beck holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and is an associate professor of communication at North Dakota State University. Dr. Beck has published articles in the Small Group Research, Group Dynamics, and Communication Studies.
Author: Isa N. Engleberg, Dianna R. Wynn
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A practical approach that helps students learn how to work together in groups successfully REVEL™ for Working in Groups provides students with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups. Utilizing the concept of balance as a unifying metaphor, authors Isa Engleberg and Dianna Wynn help students acquire the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills effectively — helping them become more valuable and ethical group members. REVEL for the Seventh Edition offers coverage of fresh topics as well as a new closing chapter on group presentations that better helps students master this key skill. REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.
Author: Randy Fujishin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Provides an introduction to the study of small group communication, group decision-making, group problem solving, group dynamics, leadership, and team building. This book gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively in the small group setting. It includes sections on reducing speaking anxiety, exercises, and more.
Author: Cheryl M. Hamilton, Bonnie Creel
This text focuses student-learning on the key communication competencies recommended by the National Communication Association. With applied examples and a vibrant and engaging design, this text covers all the expected topics in an introductory course (foundations of communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking - plus a special appendix on interviewing). Scenarios begin each chapter with a problem to which students can relate and then solve as they learn about the concepts discussed in each chapter. A concentrated focus on careers in communication, highlighted in a two-page spread near the end of each chapter, brings home the relevance of communication outside the classroom and helps students learn more about how studying communication can help them throughout their lives. Additional emphasis on topics such as ethics, culture, gender, and technology is found throughout the text.
Author: Katherine Adams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
In its ninth edition, Communicating in Groups provides a fresh look at modern group communication while retaining the foundational information about research and theory that has made the text so popular. Helpful tables and images, as well as boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, “Apply Now“ situations, and current issues related to media and technology complement the information. Along with the authors' conversational style, these features make the text accessible and relatable for students, who will come away with a deep understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective interactions.
Author: Cindy Griffin, Jennifer Emerling Bone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Working in partnership with National Geographic, INVITATION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION, 2e acknowledges the complexity of today's workplace, the power of communication, and the importance of equipping readers with the foundational skills for success in this ever-changing environment. A leader in teaching foundational communication theories and skills, the text helps readers recognize the importance and centrality of communication in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter includes case studies and tips from nationally recognized explorers, scientists, researchers, and activists. The text showcases the best of communication theories and practices as well as explores how communication is central to carrying out work, developing professional and personal relationships with others, and sharing ideas with the larger public. _x000D_ Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Gayle Cotton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offers simple guidelines for improving multi-cultural interpersonal skills and becoming proactive in your communications with members of other cultures to build strong, productive relationships in person, on the phone and by email in your professional dealings.
Author: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Soft skills are the new hard skills for the 21st Century. Soft skills are the people skills that enable workers to communicate and get along with others. In today s workplace, employers look for workers who have technical abilities to perform on the job as well as the know how to interact with coworkers and customers. Every occupation needs these foundational skills. Soft Skills for the Workplace presents the major soft skills needed for job success in one easy-to-use text. No need for multiple textbooks to teach these basic employability skills. Fourteen short, concise lessons provide information that will prepare your students to find and keep a job. The modular format allows the content to be used in any order and for any discipline. Each chapter can be used as a supplemental conversation starter with your students or as an individual assignment. A free companion website provides additional activities for reinforcement. "
Author: Julia B. Corbett
Publisher: Island Press
A broader and more comprehensive understanding of how we communicate with each other about the natural world and our relationship to it is essential to solving environmental problems. How do individuals develop beliefs and ideologies about the environment? How do we express those beliefs through communication? How are we influenced by the messages of pop culture and social institutions? And how does all this communication become part of the larger social fabric of what we know as "the environment"? Communicating Nature explores and explains the multiple levels of everyday communication that come together to form our perceptions of the natural world. Author Julia Corbett considers all levels of communication, from communication at the individual level, to environmental messages transmitted by popular culture, to communication generated by social institutions including political and regulatory agencies, business and corporations, media outlets, and educational organizations. The book offers a fresh and engaging introductory look at a topic of broad interest, and is an important work for students of the environment, activists and environmental professionals interested in understanding the cultural context of human-nature interactions.
Author: Daniel Levi
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Incorporating the latest research throughout, Daniel Levi’s Fifth Edition of Group Dynamics for Teams explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics, focusing on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research and a practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this engaging book helps readers understand and more effectively participate in teams.
Author: J. Rothwell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
IN MIXED COMPANY: COMMUNICATING IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS, the author uses the central unifying theme of cooperation and a communication competence model to guide discussions of key small group concepts and processes. Visually appealing and practical, this text will help you succeed in your small groups course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.