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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 What would you do if invisible for...

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Chapter 8 What would you do if invisible for the day? 26% illegal acts (15% to rob a bank) 11% sexual behaviors 11% spying on others Deindividuation o Loosening of normal constraints on behavior when in a crowd, leading to an increase in impulsive and deviant acts o When people become deindividuated, normal constraints against deviant behavior are lessened Feel less accountable for actions (more excuses) o Increased attention to situational cues o Diminished evaluation apprehension o Associated with: Uninhibited Out of character Impulsive Deviant or not Common in crowd or mob Can also be caused by disguise, dark environments, or online anonymity o Factors affecting deindividuation Group size Larger the group, more deindividuated people become (feel less accountable) Anonymity More anonymous people are, more deindividuated they become Does not always lead to negative behavior, just more group-conscious KKK vs. Nurse costume study
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