FUNCTIONAL LEADER By N., Sam M.S. - 396 the term used to describe the person in a group who performs the activities that are associated with being the leader. Increase cohesion, reduce interpersonal conflict, motivate action. FUNCTIONAL LEADER: "Joe was the functional leader for the next project." Related Psychology Terms COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LEARNING ADDS SCHIZOPHRENIC REACTIONS (THERAPY) CHILD PSYCHIATRY MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) Hitler and Conformity NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL LEADER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-leader/ (accessed July 4, 2022).