November 16 - Social Physics Group Dynamics Mob mentality...

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November 16, 2010 Social Physics Group Dynamics Mob mentality – people behave much more extremely in groups. How does a group act if the lights are off in the room? People talk more quietly and intimately. They’re willing to give more details, and then they started touching and making out. Chat room is much like a dark room. People talk about things they might not talk about if they could see the other person. Social loafing – when there’s lots of people involved, and you’re not identifiable, people tend to slack off. Social facilitation – competitiveness in a group. When other individuals are around, some people work harder to prove themselves. What happens when the group has members with similar personalities? The personality characteristics tend to emerge amongst all members. Introverts vs. Extroverts Extroverts will talk nonstop and not know when to stop. Awkward when no one is talking, so they start talking to fill the silence. Introverts don’t know when to cut them off.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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