GROUP DEVELOPMENT By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 1. Natural patterns of growth and change in a life span of groups. Distinct stages than incremental ones. Not cyclic and repetitious. 2. Strategic intervention. Alters the processing and functioning of a group. GROUP DEVELOPMENT: "Group development is usually distinct and does not repeat itself." Related Psychology Terms NATURAL GROUP ASSIGNMENT THERAPY GROUP DYNAMICS CULTURAL PARALLELISM MOTOR DEVELOPMENT WAITING-LIST CONTROL GROUP DEVELOPMENTAL LEVELS GRID ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GRID OD) GROUP SPACE BREED Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GROUP DEVELOPMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/group-development/ (accessed May 13, 2021).