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Basic Group Processes

  • Paul B. Paulus

Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul B. Paulus
      Pages 1-5
  3. Social Influence Processes in Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Serge Moscovici, Gabriel Mugny
      Pages 41-64
    3. Martin F. Kaplan, Charles E. Miller
      Pages 65-94
  4. Group Influence on Task Performance and Information Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
  5. Exchange Processes in Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. S. S. Komorita, David A. Kravitz
      Pages 179-203
    3. Charles G. McClintock, Frank J. Stech, Linda J. Keil
      Pages 205-233
  6. Interaction in Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Richard L. Archer, Walter B. Earle
      Pages 289-314
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-356

About this book

Introduction

Research on groups has been a major focus of concern among psychologists and sociologists for many years. The study of groups certainly deserves a central role in these disciplines since much of our behavior occurs in groups and many important social phenomena involve groups. Issues such as leadership, conformity, group decision-making, group task performance, and coalition formation have had a long history of research. However, recently a number of other areas of research have blossomed that provide interesting new perspectives on group processes (e.g., social impact). In addition, topics of research have developed outside the commonly ac­ cepted domain of group dynamics (e.g., self-disclosure) which seem to be concerned with rather basic group processes. Basic Group Processes was designed to bring together in one volume a repre­ sentative sample of the broad range of work currently being done in the area of groups. Some of the chapters provide a review of the literature while others focus more specifically on current programs of research. All, however, provide new insights into basic group processes and a number provide broad integrative schemes. All of the authors were asked to emphasize theoretical issues rather than a detailed presenta­ tion of research. Basic Group Processes suggests that research on groups is a lively enterprise and forging interesting new theoretical and empirical directions.

Keywords

Basic Group Gruppe behavior communication interaction motivation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul B. Paulus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas-ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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