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group dynamics:

see group psychotherapygroup psychotherapy,
a means of changing behavior and emotional patterns, based on the premise that much of human behavior and feeling involves the individual's adaptation and response to other people.
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group dynamics

the processes involved in interaction within social GROUPS. Interest in sociology has focused especially on shifting patterns of tension, conflict, adjustment and cohesion within groups, as well as on styles of leadership.

group dynamics

[grüp dī′nam·iks]
(psychology)
A branch of social psychology which studies problems involving the structure of a group.
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