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Social Psyches: Groups, Organisation and Community
Social psyches: Groups, organisation and community

If groups represent the individual-in-context, then consideration of groups-in-context takes us into the contextual fields of inter-group relations and the wider social locations Chapter 7 of groups and applications of ‘group’. Through discussions of the large group, inter-group relations, organisation and community, this chapter reflects on the movement from the therapeutic to the social sphere: from the psychotherapeutic to the sociotherapeutic.

To what extent small, median and large groups reflect and represent community – and, indeed, society – has been the subject of much debate in the field of psychology and philosophy. De Mare (1975) suggests that if we are to survive at all we can no longer put off the day when the psychological, ...

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