Definition of group dynamics

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

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Arthur’s attitude aside, the group dynamic turns out to be an ingenious way to structure an open-world game. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Red Dead Redemption 2 is the most convincing open-world game ever made," 25 Oct. 2018 Ruth’s creativity is stifled, the group dynamic is off, and Sam is squelching any hint of excitement. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 Certain settings lend themselves to the group dynamics Centola describes in his study, and that includes the workplace. David Noonan, Scientific American, "The 25% Revolution—How Big Does a Minority Have to Be to Reshape Society?," 8 June 2018 The thing that’s awesome is watching them not only become comfortable in group dynamics but build strong friendships. Christy Turlington Burns, Town & Country, "Karlie Kloss Is Taking "Girl Boss" to Another Level by Teaching Young Women How to Code," 9 May 2018 Lick the Star offers a rare glimpse at Coppola’s fascination with how hierarchy and group dynamics affect young women. Olivia Aylmer, HWD, "How The Virgin Suicides Brought Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst Together," 20 Apr. 2018 Directing the viewer's attention at times with little more than a disapproving stare, Meinhard guides us through what looks at first like a straightforward study of clashing cultures and homosocial group dynamics. Justin Chang,, "Valeska Grisebach's 'Western' is a broodingly intelligent drama of culture clash," 19 Apr. 2018 Another participant said the group dynamics are helping her in school. Steve Sadin,, "Deerfield class aims to empower, inform girls," 2 Apr. 2018 Meyer has an undeniable flair for illustrating how group dynamics shift once the fear factor enters the room. Kerry Reid,, "'The Antelope Party': We live in a world where 'bronies' can be radicalized," 31 Jan. 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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