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1. The structure and interactional processes that take place within small groups in face-to-face interaction: see also communication network. ...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... dynamics n . The social interactions and influences in small groups and the study of these...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... dynamics 1 The interactive processes within groups. Sports sociologists tend to focus on the shifting patterns of tension, conflict, adjustment, and cohesion within groups, as well as the effect of different styles of leadership. 2 The study of the underlying features of group behaviour such as group motives and attitudes. Group dynamics is concerned with the characteristics of groups which change rather than those which are stable. See also Ringelmann effect , social loafing , team...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
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... dynamics In one sense, all sociology is about group dynamics, but the term is usually applied to the structure of, and processes within, small face-to-face groups. The terrain is largely occupied by psychologists, but is integrated into sociology, mainly through the work of Talcott Parsons and the American social psychologist Robert F. Bales (see Family, Socialisation and Interaction Process , 1955 , and Working Papers in the Theory of Action , 1953 ). Bales's related publications include Interaction Process Analysis: A Method for the Study of Small...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
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Media studies
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... dynamics 1. The structure and interactional processes that take place within small groups in face-to-face interaction : see also communication network . 2. The study of small groups and the interaction processes within them, such as power relations , leadership, decision-making, productivity, cohesion , conformity , cooperation , and conflict . ...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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...group. Performing Not all groups reach this stage, when everyone knows each other well enough to be able to work together, and roles and responsibilities change according to what is required. Group identity , loyalty, and morale are high and group members can concentrate on achieving the group’s goals . Twelve years after identifying these four stages in the development of group dynamics, Tuckman added a fifth: Adjourning The group reaches the end of its life and breaks up or has so many personnel changes that in effect a new group forms. Group...

Group Dynamics

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...small group theory; group process; group structure Since the earliest days of the profession, social workers have studied small groups, the face-to-face “primary group” (Cooley, 1909 ), whether in the form of the first socializing group called the family or in small groups assembled for a purpose, such as in adult education and in the recreation movement. The study and use of small group dynamics continued through the decades and is now a fundamental part of the education of social group workers. This entry describes group dynamics important for group work...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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...group dynamics The psychological and social interactions that occur among and between members of a group that may demonstrate cause-effect connections, development of empathy, antipathy, bonding relationships, and the reverse. Groups sometimes take on a “group personality” that is unique and different from that of other groups who undergo similar or identical experiences (as seen, for instance, with successive classes of medical students). This may be the consequence of subtle influences exerted over the group by a leader or leaders. ...

Politician–Public Group Dynamics

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João R. Caetano and Alexandra F. Martins

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

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2018
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...Group Dynamics Communication as a Key to Good Politics What is the relevance of the relations between politics, communication, and society in the early 21st century? How can researchers measure those relations? How can people understand how they affect their daily lives and the future? What is a political group? What is a social group? How do they relate to each other in political and social dynamics? How can researchers interpret their dynamics? What is their importance in society and in the communication processes? What is the importance...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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1. The structure and interactional processes that take place within small groups in face-to-face interaction: see also communication network.2. The study of small groups and the interaction processes ...
22 The History of the Book in France

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...2 The MS age 3 The coming of print 4 The 16 th century 5 The 17 th century 6 The 18 th century 7 The Revolution and afterwards 8 After 1914 1 Introduction The history of the book in France reflects the peculiar dynamics between culture and power that have characterized the country throughout its history. These dynamics take two principal forms. The first is a constant trend towards centralization, resulting in the supremacy of Paris, always but never successfully challenged. The second is a long tradition, beyond regime changes, of state...

15 Children’s Books

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...the child reader’s requirements—specifically the displacement of the classical curriculum by new kinds of books—consideration must be given to the changes that occurred long before the 18 th century in the cultural construction of childhood, educational provision, class dynamics, family structure, and printing technology. The long history of the children’s book properly begins with the invention of printing, by which time parts of English society had been collectively literate for around a century. Many children learned to read at home, instructed by...

Sensibility

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...restraint—and the old sexual orthodoxy. The wilful pursuit of pleasure could create women and men deemed to be sexual deviants in eighteenth-century terms, daughters who became women of the world or solipsistic, childless invalids, and sons who became rakes or effeminate. The dynamics of British consumer capitalism continuously worked to produce such figures, drawing women toward self-expression and outdoor, heterosocial pleasures, making them vulnerable to rakes as well as to accusations of bad mothering, and bringing men closer to women, in more comfortable...

Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...pasts, and have prompted, for the first time, a significant use of Sasine Registers (records of property transactions) and Dean of Guild registers in studies of housebuilding and the interrelationship of municipal and private capital. The works of R. G. Rodger capture these dynamics of urban development, as in The Transformation of Edinburgh: Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Century ( 2001 ). Just as historical geography owes much to English initiatives, so urban history is indebted to the school of H. J. Dyos at Leicester University . Areas...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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...the scheme of this essay, and to identify resources. The finest example of a local study of labour is still Sidney Pollard , A History of Labour in Sheffield ( 1959 ). Notable new local studies are appearing in some quantity. A widely admired example is Michael Savage , The Dynamics of Working‐Class Politics: The Labour Movement in Preston, 1880–1940 ( 1987 ). No place has been found here for discussion of the 18th century, but see commons and wastes ; enclosure ; food riots . E. P. Thompson's essays collected in Thompson , Customs in Common ( 1991...

Natural Philosophy (Science)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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..., precisely because it depended on observation and experiment. However, with the success of Newton's mathematical approach to phenomena in astronomy and mechanics, natural philosophy appeared to have achieved the status of rigorously demonstrative knowledge. In building on the dynamics of Galileo , the descriptive astronomy of Kepler , and the cosmology of Descartes , Newton established a style of enquiry applicable to a range of astronomical and terrestrial phenomena. In his other major work, the Opticks of 1704 , Newton presented a more experimental...

Painting

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...moving through this audience, and moving across the picture-space as he or she does so, is given an almost theatrical sense of different scenes following one from the other. Even as it offers its viewers an exemplum of heroic selflessness, painting is thus turned by the dynamics of exhibition into a form of modern drama. This reconciliation of ambitious painting with the rituals of urban entertainment was further exploited by Copley's patron at the end of the decade. In 1789 , John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery opened in the print-publisher's specially...

28 The History of the Book in Italy

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...and competition from other Germans such as *Han (who in the meantime had gravitated to Rome)—ensured that, by the early 1470s , there was a book glut (Bussi). The early publishers’ pecuniary embarrassment is symptomatic of a wider difficulty: they failed to harness the dynamics of an expanding but largely unknown market. The standard view of Italian book history states that, by 1500 , printing had gained a foothold in numerous cities; what is generally not mentioned is how often that foothold was lost. Usually, a press was set up and operated for a...

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