Group dynamics, which is the study of human behaviour in small groups, serves as a link between the two fields of psychology and sociology. The book, ‘Group Dynamics: an introduction’, provides the reader with a basic knowledge of the themes that pertain to this field and which have been developed over the past eighty years.
There are four main themes that group dynamics touches upon: group development, leadership, the functioning of groups and group context. Each group represents a unique and particular blend of these four ingredients. It is in a certain stage of its development or in a transitional phase, it is subject to a given form of leadership, it communicates in a certain way and on a certain level, and it functions within a specific context. This book focuses on each of these four ingredients extensively. Several other themes are also discussed such as systems & communication theory, feedback, decision-making and conformity.
Over the past twenty years, this book has grown into a classic in the field of group dynamics in the Netherlands and in Belgium. It has attained a wide readership, which inclu¬des professionals who work together with groups or who are training to do so, as well as those managers who work with teams within an organisational context.
1 Group dynamics: between psychology and sociology
2 Fundamentals of group dynamics
3 Definition of the group and types of groups
4 Levels in groups
5 Group formation and group development
7 Major themes in systems & communication theory
8 Leary’s Circle
9 Communication in groups
10 Feedback in groups
11 Group processes and group phenomena
13 Situational leadership
15 Large groups
Jan Remmerswaal is sociaal psycholoog. Als opleider, trainer en adviseur is hij de afgelopen dertig jaar betrokken geweest bij een aantal opleidingen in het hoger onderwijs, zowel universitair als ...