A Theoretical Approach is a textbook intended for use in upper-level
or master's level courses in Small Group Communication. It was
published as a print book in two editions, in 1990 and 1994; the
edition was published in 1998. The copyright is now in the
of the author, who has chosen to place the book in the public
domain. Feel free to use it and/or distribute it, under the
following two conditions:
1 - The user/distributor should not gain financial profit from its use/distribution.
2 - The author should be given credit when cited or referenced.
Chapter One - First Considerations
Chapter Two - Groups versus Individuals - Which are Better?
Chapter Three - Cohesiveness
Chapter Four - Group Conflict (chapter rewritten in 2001!)
Chapter Five - Power
Chapter Six - Conformity and Deviance
Chapter Seven - Social Influence
Chapter Eight - Group Process
Chapter Nine - Imposed Group Structures
Chapter Ten - Leadership: Non-Communication Approaches
Chapter Eleven - Leadership: Communication Approaches
Chapter Twelve - Descriptive Approaches to Decision Making
Chapter Thirteen - Formal Procedures for Group Decision Making
Appendix - The Study of Group Process