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Group Dynamics
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A term in social psychology, first used by Kurt Lewin in an English publication in 1939, which refers, first, to the field of interactive processes occurring in a group, then to the investigation of these processes. In this regard, awareness of the processes, for example, through feedback, can alter the atmosphere of the group which makes group dynamics, third, into an instrument of social technique. Jacob Levy Moreno (1892–1974; Systemic therapy) developed the method of the sociogram as a description of the…

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Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Group Dynamics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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