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Group Dynamics

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Offering the most comprehensive treatment of groups available, GROUP DYNAMICS, Sixth Edition, combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. This best-selling book builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a ...more
Hardcover, 732 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Cengage Learning (first published December 1st 1990)
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Melanie
Not my favorite textbook, but it certainly wasn't the worst :)
jade
In Group Dynamics, author Donelson R. Forsyth attempts to give his reader an introduction on the subject, using a case study in each chapter as an example of the theory or topic he wishes to breach. His writing style is rather simplistic, which makes the book a smooth and easy read, but perhaps a bit below the level of the audience he’s aiming at (undergraduates, no doubt). Still, the book presents quite a few interesting case examples, drawn from all kinds of fields that are all connected to ...more
Christina
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good textbook. Read this for a university class on group dynamics.

The book covers a broad spectrum of aspects involved in the study of group dynamics, from decision making in groups (Chapter 11) to how groups are shaped by situational factors (Chapter 15) and the scientific approaches to explaining crowd phenomena (Chapter 17).
The content is generally interesting, even though sometimes just a confirmation of common sense (as are many texts in social psychology).
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Juneight
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Groups form most of our daily life. From professional to personal groups, individuals seek meaning in groups, become a "self" in groups and develop identities with/in groups. Forsyth's book is a comprehensive start for those who are interested in understanding complexity of groups.
Martine
Very informational and factual, but also rather extensive and dry. Good textbook overview, and though the author clearly tries to connect each chapter to a practical example, it is still very theoretical.
Bumbierītis
I wanted to know how to deal with evil bosses, etc. The book gave some useful insights.
Lily
Nov 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
also excellent
Jenn
Dec 14, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: grad-school
This book was assigned for a graduate level class and read like a jr. high textbook. Most of it was really intuitive. I got a lot out of my class, but not so much from the actual book.
saba
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
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Beth
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbooks
Textbook for college course. Print very dense with a few graphs/charts thrown in. Some chapters were very informative.
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