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Unformatted text preview: because they do not necessarily accompany a course of action— 3. Why do people act collectively rather than individually?—strength in numbers and a belief in greater power—a collective response is more than the sum of individual actions Crowd —relatively large group of people in a limited physical area--marginally have a common purpose (to see a concert or movie) Mass —a crowd with a common purpose, though Kendall claims they do not need to be in each other’s immediate physical vicinity—like bloggers--similar to a “ rumor ” which doesn’t require people to be close, as a riot does—the dominant emotion , according to John Lofland , is “the publicly expressed feeling perceived by participants and observers as the most prominent episode of collective behavior.”(1993)—he claims that fear, hostility and joy and the three fundamental emotions found in collective behavior—Kendall adds shame, disgust, surprise or grief 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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