Chapter 15: Understanding Small Group Communication

Learning Objectives
  • Define small group communication.
  • Explain the characteristics and functions of small groups.
  • Compare and contrast different types of small groups.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of small groups.
  • Explain the process and characteristics of the stages of group development.
  • Explain the relationship between group cohesion and group climate.
  • Describe the process of group member socialization.
  • Explain the relationship between conformity and groupthink.
  • Define various types of group conflict and identify strategies for managing each type.
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