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Small Group Communication

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A small group is a collection of individuals that typically ranges from 3 to 20 individuals who are interdependent and share a common goal. Group communication is the interaction of three or more interdependent people working to achieve a common goal. The small group is an important social structure. At the individual level, small groups are woven into the fabric of our individual lives: our immediate family is a significant small group affiliation and is referred to as a primary group to which we belong for many years. Social and casual groups extend our primary group relationships. Our membership in these groups may be for companionship, to help us understand and deal with important issues in our lives, or to develop personal or ...

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