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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

group′ dynam′ics(n.)

  1. (used with pl. v.) the interactions that influence the attitudes and behavior of people when they are grouped with others.

    Category: Psychology, Sociology

  2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of such interactions.

    Category: Sociology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. group dynamics(noun)

    the branch of social psychology that studies the psychodynamics of interaction in social groups


  1. Group dynamics

    Group dynamics refers to a system of behaviors and psychological processes occurring within a social group, or between social groups. The study of group dynamics can be useful in understanding decision-making behavior, tracking the spread of diseases in society, creating effective therapy techniques, and following the emergence and popularity of new ideas and technologies. Group dynamics are at the core of understanding racism, sexism, and other forms of social prejudice and discrimination. These applications of the field are studied in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, epidemiology, education, social work, business, and communication studies.


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