Working with Groups: The Social Psychology of Discussion and Decision, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Working with Groups

The Social Psychology of Discussion and Decision, 1st Edition

By Josephine Klein


238 pages

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Originally published in 1963, this book was one of the first to explore group process and working with groups. The introductory chapter tells us that working with groups requires three skills: and understanding of theory, a knowledge of its application, and trained experience in its use. It goes on to discuss these points, helping the reader towards an understanding of group processes and making decisions in groups. This title is an early example of author’s explorations of groups and group work, which were to be a major factor in the establishment of group-work practice in Britain over the following years.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory 2. What Happens in Groups: The Disadvantages of Observation Without Theory 3. Task-Related Behaviour and the Decision-Making Sequence 4. Task-Related Behaviour and the Functions of Members 5. The Psychological Significance of Self-Expression and Group Membership 6. The Social Significance of Self-Expression 7. Groups in their Formal and Informal Environment 8. Influential Members and their Influence 9. Structure, Function and Morale 10. Changing Ideas in Theory and Practice 11. Two Group Meetings 12. Role-Playing as an Aid to Clarification 13. Role-Playing as a Training-Device 14. Role-Playing and Group Self-Evaluation 15. Conclusion. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology