Combining the most recent research findings with practical tools students need to become productive group members, this leading text covers secondary groups of all kinds: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies. In this edition, the authors have expanded coverage of computer-mediated communication and updated relevant information about diversity and culture in chapter 5 and throughout the text..
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Gloria J. Galanes is Associate Professor of Communication and Mass Media at Southwest Missouri St. University and has received the University's Faculty Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member awards. Katherine L. Adams is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she received a Meritorious Promise and Performance award in 1989. She has served as their Graduate Coordinator since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of B. Aubrey Fisher. She has authored four instructor's manuals in interpersonal and small group communication and most recently, this group communication book with Gloria Galanes. She has published articles in the areas of conversational analysis and interpersonal communication. Currently she is an associate editor for Communication Reports and The Western Journal of Communication. She participates, at all levels, in the Western States Communication Association and Speech Communication Association and teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, small group communication, and research methods. John K. Brilhart has written numerous academic and mass market articles, is the author of several texts and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Nebraska.
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