Setting the agenda for the study of group communication in the future, this book presents work that has not previously been explored in the current small group communication literature. It focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions; examines new research methodologies; looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication; provides insight into both group communication process and practices; and covers different group communication contexts.

The State of Traits: Predispositions and Group Communication

JoannKeytonLawrenceR.FreyThe University of Memphis

In a provocative article titled “Humans Would Do Better Without Groups,” Buys (1978) argued that because of the many problems that groups cause, people would be better off without groups. In response, L. R. Anderson (1978) penned an essay titled “Groups Would ...

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