Inspired by the research and theory of Robert Freed Bales (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Harvard University), this collection of research and applications using SYMLOG, a system for the multi-level observation of groups, provides the most recent examples of analyzing aspects of social interaction systems. The collection shows the relationship of SYMLOG to other theoretical models, gives examples of international research, includes applications in health, education, religion, and policy analysis, and illustrates problems and solutions regarding the validity and reliability of the method. The editors provide the widest selection of articles on SYMLOG, covering theory, research, and applications in organizational development and other fields.
A. Paul Hare holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva.
Chapter 1 Forward Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Analysis of Social Interaction Systems Chapter 4 Social Interaction Systems Theory in Relation to Other Theoretical Models: Introduction; Dynamics of Group Role Diversity in Work Teams: Belbin's Team Role Approach; Bion's Theory on Group Emotionality; Dilemma Theory; Leadership: Toward an Integrat Chapter 5 International Research & Organizational Development: Introduction; Teamwork Application in Japan; Diversity in the Rainbow Nation of South Africa; First Application in Poland; Value Orientations toward Teamwork Effectiveness: A Thai Norm; Predicting Chapter 6 Applications of Social Interaction Systems Theory: Some Personal Reflections and an Introduction; Social Relations Evaluation and Treatment: Cognitive Feedback for Families, Couples, Groups, and Individuals; Post-War Adaptation and Value Patterns am Chapter 7 Methodology: Introduction; Individual and Organizational Values: A Comparative Structural Analysis of German and American Samples; The Ideal (Wish) Image as a Key to Social Perception; Short Forms, Reliability, and the Relationship between Wish and Chapter 8 Annotated Bibliography Chapter 9 Author Index Chapter 10 Subject Index