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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
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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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