In this text for undergraduates, Forsyth (U. of Richmond) introduces the theories, studies, and empirical findings pertinent to groups, integrating theory and research, basic science and application, classic and contemporary work, and psychological and sociological analyses. Coverage includes the individual and the group; group formation, development, socialization, and structure; and leadership, performance, and inter-group relations. Fourteen extended case studies are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Introduces the theories, studies, and empirical findings of group dynamics, featuring key terms, outlines, summaries, chapter activities, and 14 extended cases that illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. Cases are selected to stimulate student interest, with material on Disney Studios, the People's Temple, and a rock concert stampede. Activities can be completed in classroom groups or outside of class. A reader-friendly writing style integrates perspectives from many disciplines. This third edition is updated to reflect developments in the field over the past 10 years. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.