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The Handbook of Group Research and Practice


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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

About the Author

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.


"This comprehensive work may appeal to students and faculty in both the social sciences and business, making it a valuable supplementary reading resource for a wide variety of courses." -- J. K. Downey

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