Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices, 13th edition

  • Steven A. Beebe, 
  • John Masterson

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Communicating in Small Groups: Principles and Practices provides a practical overview of the latest thinking about group and team communication. Authors Steven Beebe and John Masterson synthesize coverage of principles and applications to help enhance your performance in groups and teams. In addition, the authors provide useful insights into why group and team members communicate as they do.

The 13th Edition offers fresh coverage of hot-button issues such as the use of ChatGPT, the role of gender in transformational leadership, and the importance of separating the generation of ideas from the evaluation of ideas when brainstorming. In addition, each chapter includes new and updated references to the latest insights into communicating in small groups.

Published by Pearson (June 26th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138260316

Subject: Communication

Category: Small Group Communication


  1. Introducing Group Principles and Practices
  2. Understanding Small Group Communication Theory
  3. Facilitating Group Development
  4. Preparing to Collaborate
  5. Relating to Others in Groups
  6. Improving Group Climate
  7. Enhancing Communication Skills in Groups
  8. Managing Conflict
  9. Leading Groups
  10. Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  11. Using Problem-Solving Techniques
  12. Enhancing Creativity in Groups


  1. Principles and Practices for Effective Meetings
  2. Principles and Practices for Communicating to an Audience
  3. Principles and Practices of Competently Communicating in Small Groups

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