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dynamics

 [di-nam´iks]
1. the scientific study of forces in action; a phase of mechanics.
2. the motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field.
group dynamics the forces that underlie group interaction; the interactions among group members.

group dy·nam·ics

a term used to represent the study of underlying features of group behavior, for example, motives, attitudes; it is concerned with group change rather than with static characteristics.

group dynamics

Psychiatry The interactions and interrelations among members of a therapy group and between members and therapist; effective use of GD is essential in group treatment

group dy·nam·ics

(grūp dī-namiks)
The study of underlying features of group behavior, e.g., motives, attitudes; concerned with group change rather than with static characteristics.
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ERIC Descriptors: Campuses; Focus Groups; Postsecondary Education; Institutional Characteristics; Partnerships in Education; Interviews; Case Studies; Primary Sources; Resource Materials; Business Communication; Group Dynamics; Guidelines; Best Practices
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ERIC Descriptors: Advisory Committees; Nonprofit Organizations; Partnerships in Education; Postsecondary Education; Change Strategies; Group Dynamics; Institutional Cooperation; Cooperative Programs; Institutional Characteristics; Performance Factors; Educational Policy; Best Practices; Educational Change; Organizational Change
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