Group Dynamics

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Spring 2017 quarter

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Groups have become a part of everyday life and practitioners who are capable of understanding self and environment in relationship to groups will succeed.  This course is designed for students who want to increase their knowledge and skills in working with groups.  We will focus on the unique characteristics and common qualities of small groups.  The course will cover group issues such as leadership, decision-making, power and creativity.  Students will gain awareness of their own behavior in groups as participants and/or leaders.  The students’ skill focus will be: to develop effectiveness in groups; to improve skills in problem-solving and decision making in groups; and to improve skills in process observation, use of self, feedback and communication. 

As a group participant/observer students will learn to discriminate between observation, interpretation, judgment, description and evaluation.  Students will observe and attend to group levels of systems, the individual, interpersonal, sub-group, group and organization.  A gestalt perspective will be used as a foundation for group analysis of the internal and external dynamics affecting the group.

Credit will be offered in management development and organization psychology. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

business and management psychology

Preparatory For

management and psychology


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Sat/Sun 9a-5p: April 8, 22, 23, May 20, 21, June 3, 4

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


$20 for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test


2017-01-25Require fee raised to $20 (was $10)
2016-12-19New Offering added for Spring