Definition of group dynamics

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

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Each episode introduces some kind of complication to the group dynamic, and again and again the friends resolve the conflict and return to the bliss of mutual love and support. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Mysteriously Enduring Appeal of Friends," 10 Sep. 2019 But there’s also returning director Andy Muschietti’s bid to replicate the first installment’s surprising, terrifically affecting group dynamic. Tom Russo, BostonGlobe.com, "‘It Chapter Two’ is just as scary as chapter one," 5 Sep. 2019 The group dynamics of the (very good) cast propel the film as each Losers Club member faces down his or her personal demons. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘It Chapter Two’ is a big-screen funhouse," 5 Sep. 2019 And the tense group dynamics are suspended, at least at first, by the weird splendor of the gathering that awaits them — a spectacle that cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski captures in a succession of breathtakingly composed and choreographed images. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: In the unsettling ‘Midsommar,’ the nightmare unfolds in broad daylight," 3 July 2019 Moods and group dynamics among those close to you can shift suddenly and in surprising directions. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for Aug. 15, 2019: Aquarius, key relationships require thought; Virgo, words have weight," 15 Aug. 2019 And the tense group dynamics are suspended, at least at first, by the weird splendor of the gathering that awaits them — a spectacle that cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski captures in a succession of breathtakingly composed and choreographed images. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: In the unsettling ‘Midsommar,’ the nightmare unfolds in broad daylight," 3 July 2019 And the tense group dynamics are suspended, at least at first, by the weird splendor of the gathering that awaits them — a spectacle that cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski captures in a succession of breathtakingly composed and choreographed images. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: In the unsettling ‘Midsommar,’ the nightmare unfolds in broad daylight," 1 July 2019 Will Mischa Barton, an independent Aquarius, find the group dynamics annoying and strike out on her own? Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Do “The Hills” Reboot Cast’s Star Charts Mean They’re Fated For Drama?," 25 June 2019

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

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