Day 7 - SI: Circular Reaction Event (plane flies into...

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SI: Circular Reaction Event (plane flies into building) Milling (did you see that?) Interpretive Phase (I heard a plane just flew into the tower… Really? So was this an accident, or-) Circular Reaction (Another plane flies into building) From Milling to Circular Reaction is a cycle and we will keep on going through this cycle unless we are given the opportunity to talk things out. SI: Transformational Approach Groups of people or crowds will transform people There is no good empirical support for this; a really unique theory – individuals change when they go from being an individual to being a part of crowds. This is a good theory but not enough evidence to support it. In face, there is very little empirical evidence of mass hysteria Note recent occurrences – September 11, 2003 Northeast Power Blackout, anti-war protests 2005-2006 Did not observe widespread crime, violence, or panic – people responded rationally and many acted charitably, assisting and helping others,
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SOCY 230 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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Day 7 - SI: Circular Reaction Event (plane flies into...

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