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George C. Homans, the human group and elementary social behaviour. Homans is the father of social exchange theory. He also added significantly to small-group research. A. Javier Treviño explores Homans’ lasting contribution.

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What is a group? How are we to approach groups? We review the development of theory about groups. Also, we look at different definitions of groups, and some of the key dimensions to bear in mind when thinking about them.

What is groupwork? While many describe what they do as 'groupwork', they may have a limited appreciation of what groupwork is and entails. We explore some key aspects.

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