Martin Ringer, an internationally known consultant and writer on group psychology, here outlines techniques for understanding groups that will be relevant to those who lead teams in any setting. The result is an accessible guide both to leading a group, and to understanding the necessary dynamics that will result in the best team-work.
Foreword (Claudio Neri). Preface (Malcolm Pines). Author's preface. Introduction. Prelude. PART ONE 1. Constructing reality in groups. 2. Internal working models. 3. Conscious, preconscious and unconscious. 4. Aspects of the unconscious, preconscious, and conscious that influence behaviour in groups. 5. Unconscious processes: language and symbolism. 6. Projection and other phenomena of the unconscious. 7. Patterns in the group as a whole. PART TWO: Introduction to Part 2: application of principles. 8. A psychodynamic view of experiential learning in groups. 9. Linking, containment, and affiliative attachment. 10. Enhancing group effectiveness through creating and maintaining a 'reflective space'. 11. Six perspectives on group leadership competencies. 12. Leaders as artists: unconscious processes in groups. References. Index
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th January 2002
Edition Number: 1