Group Dynamics and the Public Sphere

Group Dynamics

How do we define a group?

There are various ways to define groups. Groups can be defined as a collection of people who share a common fate, who share a social structure, or who engage in face-to-face-interaction. In his 2000 book, Rupert Brown suggests the following definition: a group consists of two or more people who identify themselves as members of the group. Additionally, the group’s existence must be recognized by at least one other person who is not a group member.


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