Basic groupwork

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International Universities Press, 1978 - Psychology - 196 pages
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Basic Groupwork is a simple, practical guide to the processes of groupwork. This new edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the changes which have taken place in society and social behaviour since it was first published in 1978, but in essence it remains an accessible and friendly text for the novice practitioner.In logical sequence the book follows the progress of one group from inception to close and exposes how groups work. Basic group processes explained include: how individuals bring their personal habitual responses to situations into a grouphow group constraints enhance or restrain group behaviour and achievementhow a group is affected by the way in which it has originated how leadership and membership roles interact. Basic Groupwork provides students with a sound and solid basis for any kind of groupwork, in any context.

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In the beginning
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A very diverse family
20
The basic characteristics of its members
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About the author (1978)

Tom Douglas, an award-winning journalist and author, lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Gail, also an author in the AmazingStories series. Tom's father, Sgt. H.M. (Mel) Douglas, was part of the Invasion Force that stomred the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defence. Recently, he self-published a book, "Some Sunny Day" about his family's experiences in Northern Ontario following his father's return from World War II.

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