Group Dynamics and the Public Sphere

Group Dynamics

What happens when group members violate group norms?

When individual group members violate group norms, the group will act to bring their behavior back into compliance. Consider what would happen to a corporate employee who shows up drunk for work, makes explicitly sexual overtures to his or her colleagues, and then destroys office furniture. The group (in this case the corporation) would act immediately to bring the employee back in line. Either that, or the employee would be expelled.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Psychology Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App