Definition of group dynamics

: the interacting forces within a small human group also : the sociological study of these forces

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Recent Examples on the Web While the group dynamics have changed over the years, Maite still feels the same way about all of her fellow RBD band members. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Maite Perroni Reflects on Her Early Days With RBD and Acting in 'Rebelde'," 26 Dec. 2020 How different to be part of a flock and to have so many of one’s behaviors and motivations filtered through the group dynamics of that collective. Ivan Kreilkamp, New York Times, "How Caring for Backyard Chickens Stretched My Emotional Muscles," 25 Nov. 2020 Packer, who studies group dynamics and behavioral psychology, said national leadership, political polarization and disinformation have all contributed to the confusion and haphazard support of measures like masking. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mask-wearing has been politicized in Wisconsin. Most people still try to do ‘the friendly thing’," 8 Nov. 2020 Then, there are programs that try to replicate group dynamics in other ways. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "Zoom Fatigue and the New Ways to Party," 17 Sep. 2020 The fact that such behavior is seen in group dynamics suggests to scientists that these social squids may be using it and other behaviors for specific purposes. Hannah Knighton, Smithsonian Magazine, "Deep-Sea Squids Glow to Communicate in the Dark," 6 Apr. 2020 Learning something new can prevent you from dwelling on any unpleasant group dynamics. Magi Helena, oregonlive, "Horoscope for June 6, 2020: Gemini, lessen your stress; Scorpio, pull out the tact and diplomacy," 6 June 2020 The small-group dynamic has been a fruitful one for Cobble and her team. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "Christian musician and author offers tips on unleashing the power of small groups," 1 Apr. 2020 So like being a part of a government that is not restricted by place, but is part of a group dynamic, a form of community. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, "‘Buffy’ Should Have Been Set in the Virgin Islands," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of group dynamics

1935, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Group dynamics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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group dynamics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Medical Definition of group dynamics

: the interacting forces within a small human group also : the sociological study of these forces

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