La natura interlocutoria dei processi gruppali

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The interlocutory nature of group processes

Carla Mazzoleni

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Speaking, how to act, means participating in a social game in which victories or defeats can be reported, in relation to the interlocutor - real or virtual - to whom one relates; this consideration, a recent conquest of social psychology, becomes even more significant if applied to situations of group communication. In fact, the 'normal' phenomena and relational processes that characterize interpersonal communicative exchanges are amplified, in the group situation, by the presence of a multiplicity of potential interlocutors, which with their gaze and also simply their presence - represented in the mind of the individual - they condition the development of the interaction, inevitably intervening in the management of the relationship, no longer dyadic but polylgal. Communication therefore acquires a decisive role and importance in the study of group dynamics and reality, as it represents the key process that structures the very functioning of the group: it guarantees the exchange of information, directs the agreement and the disagreement, shapes the interpersonal relationships played within it, fuels collaboration or conflict through the dynamics of attraction and hostility.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The interlocutory nature of group processes
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa natura interlocutoria dei processi gruppali
EditorsManetti M., Venini L. Bertani B.
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • interazione comunicativa

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