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Group Dynamics, 6th Edition

  • Donelson R. Forsyth University of Richmond
  • ISBN-10: 113395653X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956532
  • 752 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 1999
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Offering the most comprehensive treatment of groups available, GROUP DYNAMICS, Sixth Edition, combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. This best-selling book builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, 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. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Examining all aspects of groups, GROUP DYNAMICS, Sixth Edition, devotes entire chapters to such topics as the individual and the group, group formation, group development and socialization, structure, influence, leadership, performance, and intergroup relations.
  • Current, comprehensive coverage includes evolutionary psychology, social identity theory, individualism-collectivism, introversion/extraversion, primary and secondary groups, and the belongingness hypothesis.
  • A unique two-column format makes the text accessible and easy to read.
  • Extended case studies illustrate chapter concepts in the context of real-life groups. All 15 cases involve actual groups--not hypothetical ones--and describe documented events that occurred within the groups.
  • Conceptual analyses of groups are reviewed in depth, along with empirical studies that highlight important principles.
  • Forsyth explores topics that are interesting to both theoretically minded basic research scientists and applications-oriented group experts.
  • Helping students maximize their study time, the first page of each chapter offers a concise overview of the chapter's content and an outline of major headings. 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.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • Reflecting the latest trends and developments from the field, each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated based on continuing changes in the study of groups as well as feedback from both instructors and students who have used the book.
  • Innovative new "Focus" boxes spotlight affiliation, influence, performance, communication, and other processes in groups, examining how members interact using computer-mediated communication systems and the complex dynamics of groups in a global context.
  • With the addition of new material and updating of traditional topics, the sixth edition provides a revised sequencing and organization that increases the coherence and comprehensiveness of text material--making the text more student friendly than ever.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donelson R. Forsyth

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.