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group dynamics
▪ It is often helpful to group dynamics to introduce games and exercises into group discussion.
▪ Research into group dynamics indicates that a group of high achievers, for example, do not perform as well as a mixed-ability group.
▪ The group leader is the focal point for group dynamics, which he or she initiates and manages.
▪ Their techniques can vary a lot, drawn widely from psychological techniques and group dynamics.
▪ This may help to explain why we refer to this type of game as a specific form of group dynamics.
group dynamics

n. the branch of social psychology that studies the dynamics of interaction in social groups

Group dynamics

Group dynamics is a system of behaviours and psychological processes occurring within a social group (intragroup dynamics), or between social groups (intergroup dynamics). 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.

There are three main things that can affect a team's cohesion (the act of working together well). They are: environmental factors, personal factors and leadership factors.

Usage examples of "group dynamics".

She was co-mayor of this village, so to speak, responsible for group dynamics, which were bound to get complex.

In studies of group dynamics he had long ago verified the truth of the old statement “.

She had an excellent grasp of group dynamics, and she was providing him with every psychological edge she could.

Eminently useful in salesmanship, politics, group dynamics of all kinds, as well as personal relations.

I've been studying you for three years now, and your group dynamics are fascinating.