A. Paul Hare
This examination of A. Paul Hare's findings about groups, teams and social interaction shows how the author's arguments can be placed in the context of several theories, and discusses some applications that can be constructed for the analysis of various kinds of social situations. The first section of the book brings together the literature on small workgroups, especailly discussion groups and problem-solving groups, from laboratory studies by social psychologists and practitioners in organizational development. The chapters cover basic concepts, characteristics of groups and teams, group and team developments, problem-solving and consensus, managing conflict, consultation, and team building with SYMLOG (a method of group evaluation developed by Freed Bales of Harvard University). The second section of the book presents four theories of social interaction with examples of their application.