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group dynamics

n
(Psychology) (functioning as singular) a field of social psychology concerned with the nature of human groups, their development, and their interactions with individuals, other groups, and larger organizations

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.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of such interactions.
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Noun1.group dynamics - the branch of social psychology that studies the psychodynamics of interaction in social groups
psychodynamics - the branch of social psychology that deals with the processes and emotions that determine psychology and motivation
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