Definition of Group dynamics

1. Noun. The branch of social psychology that studies the psychodynamics of interaction in social groups.

Generic synonyms: Psychodynamics

Medical Definition of Group dynamics

1. A term used to represent the study of underlying features of group behaviour, e.g., motives, attitudes; it is concerned with group change rather than with static characteristics. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Group dynamics

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1. Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups by Harvey Daniels (2002)
"The overarching insight of group dynamics is that there are certain ... For just one example, group dynamics research tells us that there are six ..."

2. Group Investigation and Student Learning: An Experiment in Singapore Schools by Ivy Geok-chin Tan, Shlomo Sharan, Christine Kim-eng Lee (2006)
"group dynamics "group dynamics" refers to the manner in which people interact with one another, most often in a relatively small group. ..."

3. Drug Abuse Prevention Through Family Interventions by Rebecca Singer Ashery, Elizabeth B. Robertson, Karol Linda Kumpfer (1999)
"Time is spent in processing group dynamics and in determining how to most effectively deal with participant issues that could arise from the program session ..."

4. User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluationsby Joy A. Frechtling, Laure Metzger Sharp by Joy A. Frechtling, Laure Metzger Sharp (1997)
"At the same time, focus groups capitalize on group dynamics. ... The technique inherently allows observation of group dynamics, discussion, and firsthand ..."

5. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions by National Research Council (U.S.), Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006)
"... Interdisciplinary research teams need leaders who understand the challenges of group dynamics and who can establish and maintain an integrated program. ..."

6. The Mother of All Webs Who Gotcha! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"In, Lewin established the Center for Research in group dynamics at MIT while simultaneously setting up the Commission on Community Interrelations for the ..."

7. Data Needs for Food Policy in Developing Countries: New Directions for by Joachim Von Braun (1993)
"Interactive training and regular staff meetings can strongly contribute to positive group dynamics and an environment where staff members appreciate the ..."

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