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Joining Together (10th Edition)

David W Johnson (Jr)Frank Johnson

Joining Together (10th Edition)

David W Johnson (Jr)Frank Johnson

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Preface xv 1 Group Dynamics 1 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 1 Group Dynamics and Me 1 What Is a Group? 5 The Importance of Groups 11 Group Structure 14 Creating Productive Groups 18 How to Create an Effective Group 24 The Development of Groups Over Time 27 The Field of Group Dynamics 34 The Nature of This Book and How to Use It 40 Summary 43 2 Experiential Learning 44 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 45 Procedural Learning 45 Action Theories 46 Gaining Expertise Through Experiential Learning 48 Experiential Learning and Motivation 52 Learning Group Skills 53 Role Playing 55 Learning How to Be a Participant Observer 56 Conducting Skill-Training Exercises 59 Ethics of Experiential Learning 63 Summary 65 3 Group Goals, Social Interdependence, and Trust 66 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 67 Introduction 67 What Is a Goal? 70 START Goals 73 Clarity of Goals 76 Operational Goals 76 Group Goals and Level of Aspiration 77 Dealing with Hidden Agendas 78 Helping Groups Set Effective Goals 79 Group Goals and Social Interdependence Among Members 88 Outcomes of Social Interdependence 94 Effort to Achieve and Produce 95 Reciprocal Relationships Among the Three Outcomes 104 Mediating Variables: The Basic Elements of Cooperation 106 The Stability of Cooperation 113 Goal Structures and the Allocation of Benefits Among Group Members 113 Mixed-Motive Situations 115 Developing and Maintaining Trust 122 Summary 129 4 Communication Within Groups 130 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 131 Introduction and Definitions 131 Group Communication 133 Sending and Receiving Messages 136 Communication in a Problem-Solving Group 146 Interaction Analysis 147 Communication Networks 155 Communication Patterns in an Authority Hierarchy 156 Influences on Effectiveness of Group Communication 161 Effects of Cooperation and Competition on Communication 161 Physical Influences on Communication 163 Seating Arrangements 163 Humor 164 Summary 165 5 Leadership 166 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 167 What Is Leadership? 167 Trait Theories of Leadership 177 Leadership Styles 183 Influence Theory of Leadership 185 Role Position/Group Structure Approach to Leadership 186 Situational Theories of Leadership 191 Organizational Leadership 200 What If You Do Not Want to Be a Leader? 203 Summary 215 6 Using Power 216 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 217 Introduction 218 What Is Power? 221 The Dynamic Interdependence View of Power 223 Mobilizing Power to Achieve Goals 227 The Trait Factor Approach to Power 230 The Bases of Power 232 Conflict Model of Social Influence 235 Power and Problem Solving 238 Unequal Power 241 Group Norms: Indirect Power 254 The Group Mind 259 Individual Versus Relationship Perspectives 262 Summary 262 7 Decision Making 264 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 265 Making Effective Decisions 265 Individual Versus Group Decision Making 268 Methods of Decision Making 282 Factors Enhancing Group Decision Making 289 Factors Hindering Group Decision Making 289 Considered and Thoughtful Decision Making 304 Problems with Theorizing on Decision Making 311 Summary 317 8 Controversy and Creativity 318 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 319 Controversy and

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This best-selling text is a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics presented in a well researched, readable, and experiential format.

This text introduces readers to the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective, and it helps build the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. More than a textbook,Joining Togetherillustrates how this knowledge and mastery of skills creates choices, opportunities, and successes for each individual.No competing text offers the scope of coverage and the range of experiential exercises ofJoining Together



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Preface xv 1 Group Dynamics 1 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 1 Group Dynamics and Me 1 What Is a Group? 5 The Importance of Groups 11 Group Structure 14 Creating Productive Groups 18 How to Create an Effective Group 24 The Development of Groups Over Time 27 The Field of Group Dynamics 34 The Nature of This Book and How to Use It 40 Summary 43 2 Experiential Learning 44 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 45 Procedural Learning 45 Action Theories 46 Gaining Expertise Through Experiential Learning 48 Experiential Learning and Motivation 52 Learning Group Skills 53 Role Playing 55 Learning How to Be a Participant Observer 56 Conducting Skill-Training Exercises 59 Ethics of Experiential Learning 63 Summary 65 3 Group Goals, Social Interdependence, and Trust 66 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 67 Introduction 67 What Is a Goal? 70 START Goals 73 Clarity of Goals 76 Operational Goals 76 Group Goals and Level of Aspiration 77 Dealing with Hidden Agendas 78 Helping Groups Set Effective Goals 79 Group Goals and Social Interdependence Among Members 88 Outcomes of Social Interdependence 94 Effort to Achieve and Produce 95 Reciprocal Relationships Among the Three Outcomes 104 Mediating Variables: The Basic Elements of Cooperation 106 The Stability of Cooperation 113 Goal Structures and the Allocation of Benefits Among Group Members 113 Mixed-Motive Situations 115 Developing and Maintaining Trust 122 Summary 129 4 Communication Within Groups 130 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 131 Introduction and Definitions 131 Group Communication 133 Sending and Receiving Messages 136 Communication in a Problem-Solving Group 146 Interaction Analysis 147 Communication Networks 155 Communication Patterns in an Authority Hierarchy 156 Influences on Effectiveness of Group Communication 161 Effects of Cooperation and Competition on Communication 161 Physical Influences on Communication 163 Seating Arrangements 163 Humor 164 Summary 165 5 Leadership 166 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 167 What Is Leadership? 167 Trait Theories of Leadership 177 Leadership Styles 183 Influence Theory of Leadership 185 Role Position/Group Structure Approach to Leadership 186 Situational Theories of Leadership 191 Organizational Leadership 200 What If You Do Not Want to Be a Leader? 203 Summary 215 6 Using Power 216 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 217 Introduction 218 What Is Power? 221 The Dynamic Interdependence View of Power 223 Mobilizing Power to Achieve Goals 227 The Trait Factor Approach to Power 230 The Bases of Power 232 Conflict Model of Social Influence 235 Power and Problem Solving 238 Unequal Power 241 Group Norms: Indirect Power 254 The Group Mind 259 Individual Versus Relationship Perspectives 262 Summary 262 7 Decision Making 264 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 265 Making Effective Decisions 265 Individual Versus Group Decision Making 268 Methods of Decision Making 282 Factors Enhancing Group Decision Making 289 Factors Hindering Group Decision Making 289 Considered and Thoughtful Decision Making 304 Problems with Theorizing on Decision Making 311 Summary 317 8 Controversy and Creativity 318 Basic Concepts to Be Covered in This Chapter 319 Controversy and
- Publisher

This best-selling text is a broad, integrative overview of group dynamics presented in a well researched, readable, and experiential format.

This text introduces readers to the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective, and it helps build the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. More than a textbook,Joining Togetherillustrates how this knowledge and mastery of skills creates choices, opportunities, and successes for each individual.No competing text offers the scope of coverage and the range of experiential exercises ofJoining Together


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Meet the Authors

Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson served in Vietnam as a member of L Company (Ranger), 101st Airborne Division. He received numerous combat awards, including the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. Since leaving active duty he has served with 12th Special Forces Group (Abn.), U.S. Army Reserves; 4th Force Recon, USMC Reserves; 122d Armor Brigade; Nevada National Guard; 19th Special Forces Group (Abn.); and Utah National Guard. Currently he is serving with the Nevada Air Guard. ýHe and his wife, Kipp, live in Reno. They have a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Jahnee.

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  • Catalogue Code 290416
  • Product Code 9780205578634
  • ISBN 0205578632
  • EAN 9780205578634
  • Pages 653
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Pearson Education Australia
  • Publication Date Apr 2008
  • Dimensions 231 x 177 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.927kg

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