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group dynamics

(used with a plural verb) the interactions that influence the attitudes and behavior of people when they are grouped with others through either choice or accidental circumstances.
(used with a singular verb) the study of such interactions.
Origin of group dynamics
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Agents can also be given group tasks, which in turn may be influenced by their own group dynamics.
  • Pigeons flocks use hierarchical group dynamics to decide where to fly orbiter.
  • Those synchronized dips and waves seem to hold secrets about perception and group dynamics.
  • Warns that, although technology enables networked learning, group dynamics are crucial and must be considered.
British Dictionary definitions for group dynamics

group dynamics

(functioning as sing) (psychol) 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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