Publisher description for The handbook of group research and practice / [edited by] Susan A. Wheelan.

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The Handbook of Group Research and Practice emphasizes the connections among basic research and theory, applied research, and group practice to demonstrate how theory and research translate into methods for working with groups. It is an excellent resource for students, academics, and practitioners in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, sociology, management, communications, social work, education, and science and technology

Key Features
Offers a multidisciplinary and international perspective from international contributors
Provides a historical overview of the development of research and group practice
Identifies contemporary issues with an emphasis on the research agenda in the field
Describes seven different theoretical perspectives on how groups function
Addresses both traditional and new methods of studying group research
Advances current efforts to increase the understanding of how groups are employed and operate to solve pressing social and individual problems
The Handbook of Group Research and Practice is a unique, interdisciplinary resource written by world-renowned researchers and practitioners who work with teams and groups in a variety of settings. As a result, this Handbook provides students, academics, and practitioners with the most comprehensive understanding about the latest findings and issues in group research and practice to date!

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social groups -- Research.
Social groups -- Research -- Methodology.
Intergroup relations.
Social group work.
Group psychotherapy.
Group work in education.