is a system of behaviours and psychological processes occurring within a social group (intra
group dynamics), or between social groups (inter
group dynamics). The study of group dynamics can be useful in understanding decision-making behaviour, tracking the spread of diseases in society, creating effective therapy
techniques, and following the emergence
and popularity of new ideas and technologies. Group dynamics are at the core of understanding racism, sexism, and other forms of social prejudice
. These applications of the field are studied in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, epidemiology
, education, social work, business, and communication studies.
There are three main things that can affect a team's cohesion (the act of working together well). They are: environmental factors
, personal factors and leadership factors.