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Unformatted text preview: together in large crowds . People in crowds mill about, like a group of animals, stimulating and goading one another into movement (Appelbaum and Chambliss, 1997:423). The acts of individuals are copied by other individuals. A skilled leader can manipulate crowds. B. Emergent-Norm Theories Emergent-norm theories suggest that it is values and norms , and not unconscious process, that prompt groups of people to act in unison . Emergent-norm theories argue that even in seemingly chaotic crowd behavior, norms emerge that explains a crowd’s actions . While it may appear to an observer that the group is acting in a single purpose, the individuals within the crowd may have differing reasons for taking part...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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