Group Dynamics

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Cengage Learning, Mar 18, 2005 - Psychology - 640 pages
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In the Fourth Edition of his best-selling text, Forsyth combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups thus providing students with the most comprehensive treatment of groups available. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case and draws on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Because he tightly weaves concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes students beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO GROUP DYNAMICS
1
STUDYING GROUPS
33
THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE GROUP
65
FORMATION
101
COHESION AND DEVELOPMENT
135
STRUCTURE
169
INFLUENCE
205
POWER
249
LEADERSHIP
371
CONFLICT
409
INTERGROUP RELATIONS
447
GROUPS IN CONTEXT
485
GROUPS AND CHANGE
523
CROWDS AND COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR
555
REFERENCES
589
NAME INDEX
659

PERFORMANCE
285
DECISION MAKING
325

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About the author (2005)

Dr. Donelson R. Forsyth is Professor and the Colonel Leo K. and Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. His areas of focus include moral judgment, attribution, and group dynamics. His honors include the Outstanding Lecturer Award from the College of Humanities and Sciences and the Outstanding Teacher at Virginia Commonwealth University. A proven author, Dr. Forsyth has written more than 80 chapters and articles, published in such journals as AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST, JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY, and JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PERSONALITY. A member of numerous editorial boards, he is the founding editor of GROUP DYNAMICS: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida.

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