Leadership studies professor Donelson R. Forsyth comments.

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"At a basic level -- perhaps even instinctive level -- people identify with their groups; they feel as though they are part of the team, even though they are only spectators," he says. "But, as identification increases, good feelings start to flow when points are scored, games are won, and opponents are vanquished."

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Professor, Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership
Group Dynamics
Social Behavior
Psychology of Morality