AE Group Dynamics,
7th Edition

Donelson R. Forsyth

ISBN-13: 9789814834582 | ISBN-10: 9814834580

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 720 pages

List Price USD $209.95


Offering the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of groups and teams available, GROUP DYNAMICS, 7th Edition, combines an emphasis on theory, empirical studies, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. Author Donelson R. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, management, law, education, sociology, and political science. Tightly weaving 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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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.

  • Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the latest work in team, group, and organizational science is integrated with established, well-supported principles in the field.
  • Examining all aspects of groups and teams, the text devotes entire chapters to topics such as research methods, group formation, group development and socialization, structure, influence, leadership, performance, and intergroup relations.
  • The author explores topics that are interesting to both theoretically minded basic research scientists and applications-oriented group experts.
  • The text is reader-friendly, and includes pedagogical features such as a running glossary, chapter outline, detailed chapter summary, self-assessment exercises, and suggested readings. Each chapter is broken up into three or four major sections that can be read at a single sitting and uses headings and subheadings liberally to help readers recognize the chapter's organization.
  • A unique two-column format makes the subject matter accessible and easy to read.
  • Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, the text provides in-depth coverage of key concepts and theories across a range of disciplines, as well as the empirical studies that support conclusions based on those theories.

Table of Contents

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1. An Introduction to Group Dynamics.
2. Studying Groups.
3. Inclusion and Identity.
4. Formation.
5. Cohesion and Development.
6. Structure.
7. Influence.
8. Power.
9. Leadership.
10. Performance.
11. Teams.
12. Decision Making.
13. Conflict.
14. Intergroup Relations.
15. Groups in Context.
16. Growth and Change.
17. Crowds and Collectives.

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AE Group Dynamics

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  • ISBN-13: 9789814834582

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