(used with a plural verb) the interactions that influence the attitudes and behavior of people when they are grouped with others through either choice or accidental circumstances.
(used with a singular verb) the study of such interactions.
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A Smack Of Jellyfish And Other Strange Animal GroupsWhat do hunting and sexual desires have in common? We could point to several things, but from a linguistic point of view, we’re referring to the archaic word venery, which means both hunting (from the Latin venor) and sexual desire (from Latin veneria, referring to Venus). Strangely, terms of venery is a collective noun that means a group of animals. And, many of these animal …
Origin of group dynamics
First recorded in 1940–45
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(functioning as singular) psychol a field of social psychology concerned with the nature of human groups, their development, and their interactions with individuals, other groups, and larger organizations
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