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The Psychology of the Learning Group

1st Edition

By John McLeish, Wayne Matheson, James Park

Psychology Press

220 pages

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Description

Originally published in 1973, this work takes a hard look at the claims made for the small group as a learning medium (lecture, structured discussion, ‘sensitivity’, training groups etc.). Various theories of group dynamics, leadership function and learning process are looked at critically on the basis of actual research findings. It was intended for students of social psychology and anyone teaching or training to teach at Further Education level at the time, and will still be of interest in its historical context today.

Table of Contents

Preface. Glossary. Introduction: The Scope of the Problem 1. The Present Approaches to Small Group Research 2. What are the Dynamics of Change in Learning Groups? 3. Some Novel Group Methods 4. How do Power Relationships Operate Within the Groups? 5. Feelings – Implicit and Expressed 6. The Dynamic Structure of Learning Groups 7. Teaching and Learning in Groups 8. Dysfunctional Patterns of Behaviour in Learning Groups. Bibliography. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY015000
PSYCHOLOGY / History
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology