Document Type

Teacher Resource

Publication Date

Fall 2018


The Group Dynamics module focuses on informing students about inter/intra group interactions, while also demonstrating the role of an individual within a group. As individuals become a part of a group, they lose a certain distinction between their personal identity and their group personality, or prototype. Individuals become part of a social categorization and comparison, and require the skills of empathy and relations to successfully communicate with not only their ingroup, but also their outgroup. An absence of awareness of the feelings around them can develop the negative effects of groupthink, as individual ideas are unheard. As fitting into the social norms, groupthink becomes an underlying part of the Social Norms Theory. Developing the Social Norms Theory leads to the conclusion of Mob Mentality, as people are more inclined to become part of the social norms.

Previous Versions

Module #9 - 2016 version



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