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Groups: Theory and Practice (with InfoTrac?)

Shawn Meghan Burn

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ISBN 10: 0534526748 / ISBN 13: 9780534526740
Published by Wadsworth Publishing, 2004
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Title: Groups: Theory and Practice (with InfoTrac?)

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1 Edition.

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GROUPS: THEORY AND PRACTICE offers a current, interdisciplinary approach to group dynamics that balances a rigorous scientific approach with practical, relevant advice about developing group skills. Burn's balanced approach is distinguished by its ability to help students bridge the gap between important theories, research studies, and group practice. The book is also distinguished by its attention to diversity in groups, both in terms of individual differences (e.g. gender, race, and ethnicity) and culture among group members. The author's interdisciplinary emphasis makes the text appropriate for students from a wide variety of disciplines, including psychology, communications, business, nursing, and the helping professions. Both the practical and the research findings concerning diversity are presented. Such boxed features as "Apply It" and "Self-and-Group Assessment" allow readers to apply concepts and gain personal insight about their own leadership abilities. These activities span a wide range of course areas, encourage student participation within the classroom, and set the stage for lively discussions. To ensure accuracy and consistency throughout the course, Burn drew on her own experience in the classroom to create the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank.

About the Author:

Shawn M. Burn is Professor of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. A former department chairperson, she now focuses on teaching group dynamics, social psychology, research methods, and cross-cultural women's studies. She has a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.A. and Ph.D. are in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Other books she has authored are THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER (McGraw-Hill, 1996) and WOMEN ACROSS CULTURES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (McGraw Hill, 2000). She has published articles on a variety of topics, including intergroup conflict, heterosexism, and the use of social norms to promote environmentally responsible behavior. Her current group dynamics-related research includes a study on social identity deindividuation effects theory in regards to the eruption of crowd violence. She also serves as a group dynamics consultant and program evaluator.

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