Introduction - Susan A. Wheelan PART I: Group Research and Practice: Then and Now 1. The History of Group Research - Donelson R. Forsyth and Jeni L. Burnette 2. Contemporary Issues in Group Research: The Need for Integrative Theory - Jennifer L. Berdahl and Kelly Bouas Henry 3. The History of Group Practice: A Century of Knowledge - Sally H. Barlow, Gary M. Burlingame, and Addie J. Fuhriman 4. Contemporary Issues in Group Practice - Janice DeLucia-Waack and Cynthia R. Kalodner PART II: Theoretical Perspectives on Groups 5. The Psychoanalytic Perspective - Marvin H. Geller 6. The Functional Perspective - Jonathon N. Cummings and Deborah G. Ancona 7. The Developmental Perspective - Susan A. Wheelan 8. The Social Identity Perspective - Michael A. Hogg 9. The Communication Perspective on Group Life - Lawrence R. Frey and Sunwolf 10. The Systems Perspective - Yvonne Agazarian and Susan Gantt 11. Chaos, Complexity, and Catastrophe: The Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective - Holly Arrow PART III: Methods in Group Research and Practice 12. Design and Analysis of Experimental Research on Groups - Rick H. Hoyle 13. Field Studies: A Focus on Group Research - Maria T. Riva and Maximillian Wachtel 14. Nonlinear Methods for the Social Sciences - Stephen J. Guastello 15. Social Life in Silico: The Science of Artificial Societies - Damon M. Centola and Michael W. Macy PART IV: Applied Group Research 16. Group Dynamics and Effectiveness: Five Years of Applied Research - Tjai M. Nielsen, Eric D. Sundstrom, and Terry R. Halfhill 17. Conflict Within and Between Groups - R. Scott Tindale, Amanda Dykema-Engblade, and Erin Wittkowski 18. Group Identity ad Self-Definition - Dominic Abrams, Daniel Frings, and Georgina Randsley de Moura 19. Groups and Individual Change - Randy H. Magen and Eugene Mangiardi 20. Virtual Teams - Marshall Scott Poole and Huiyan Zhang PART V: Group Practice: Methods and Outcomes 21. Group Psychotherapy - Gary M. Burlingame, Suad Kapetanovic, and Steven Ross 22. Promoting Effective Team Performance Through Training - Dana E. Sims, Eduardo Salas, and C. Shawn Burke 23. Team Consultation - Felice Tilin and Joanne Broder Sumerson 24. Learning Groups - David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson 25. Mediating Intragroup and Intergroup Conflict - Tricia S. Jones 26. Facilitating Group Communication - Sunwolf and Lawrence R. Frey 27. Psychoeducational Groups - Nina W. Brown 28. Skills Training Groups - Miguel A. Quinones and Kelly de Chermont Part VI: Conclusion: Charting the Future 29. Integrating Group Research and Practice - George Anderson and Susan A. Wheelan
Susan Wheelan was president of GDQ Associates, Inc. Until 2001, she was a professor of psychological studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University's Great Teacher Award in 1992. She also worked as a psychologist in a number of hospital and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups; Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective; Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders; and Faculty Groups: From Frustration to Collaboration. She is editor of the Handbook of Group Research and Practice and co-editor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She has also written 66 research articles for publication.
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