This bold study examines how groups work--their growth, rule, conventions, activity, absenteeism, and conflict--using a real-life event as a model to explain why some groups succeed and others fail. The book develops new principles for analyzing human behavior in groups and a methodology that differentiates among natural, social and political science in terms of truth, verification and appropriate technology.
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Paradigms in Social Psychology
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absenteeism action activity level anarchists assumptions behaviour settings bomb Brighton Rents Project chapter Committee conflict Cornerville council house cybernetic decision defined Dennis Hobden developed double bind Drill Hall Ecological Psychology empty eviction experiment fact Figure function going group members GROUP-1 homeless ibid idea inactivity increase individual involved IREV joining rate Labour Party leaving level of commitment levels of activity look majority means methodology moved natural groups natural science no-one normative strength normative structure North Place occupied organization paradigm participation police political predictions preference problem Project members public meeting Queen Square Queen Square houses reality relationship Rents Registration Group result ritual roles simulation situation social science sort specific squatters Squatting Group stability Steve subgroups Sussex University systems theory techniques Terminus Road Territorial Army theory things Town Tsembaga Turing Test variables week Wykeham Terrace
Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies
No preview available - 1994
Professional Supervision in Group Care: A Contract-based Approach
James S. Atherton
No preview available - 1986