Collective Behavior

Collectivebehavior resultsaspeopleactonrumor

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Unformatted text preview: ORY DECISION THEORY • PEOPLE ACT RATIONALLY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS GAME THEORY GAME THEORY • PEOPLE COMPROMISE AND COOPERATE IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THEIR REWARDS AND MINIMIZE COSTS RUMOR RUMOR • AN UNVERIFIED BELIEF THAT ARISES BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE INFORMATION THAT IS UNAVAILABLE TO THEM. COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR RESULTS AS PEOPLE ACT ON RUMOR STRAIN THEORY STRAIN THEORY • STRESSFUL SOCIAL CONDITIONS LEAD TO WIDESPREAD UNCERTAINTY, PEOPLE BEGIN TO ACT COLLECTIVELY TO REDUCE UNCERTAINTY, A PRECIPITATING INCIDENT CAN ACCELERATE THE PROCESS, MOBILIZATION THEN LEADS TO COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR SOCIAL MOVEMENTS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS • ORGANIZED ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE OR PREVENT SOCIAL CHANGE, USUALLY FOCUS ON REFORM, REVOLUTION, OR RESISTANCE TO CHANGE. • REFORM – TO IMPROVE EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS BY ALTERING SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THEM • REVOLUTION – ATTEMPT TO REPLACE AN EXISTING SOCIAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIAL MOVEMENT THEORIES SOCIAL MOVEMENT THEORIES FRUSTRATION­AGGRESSION FRUSTRATION­AGGRESSION THEORY FRUSTRATION ARISES FROM RELATIVE DEPRIVATION OR RISING EXPECTATIONS, CAN LEAD TO COLLECTIVE ACTION ISOLATION THEORY ISOLATION THEORY • COLLECTIVE ACTION MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE FEEL A LACK OF CONNECTION BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE ONLY WAY FOR SUBORDINATE GROUPS TO BRING CHANGE IS THROUGH ORGANIZED ACTION RESOURCE MOBILIZATION RESOURCE MOBILIZATION THEORY • SEES SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AS ORGANIZED POLITICAL ACTIONS TO ENHANCE COMMON INTERESTS AND BUILD RESOURCES POLITICAL PROCESS POLITICAL PROCESS THEORY • SEES OPPORTUNITY TO BRING CHANGE AS BASED ON THE VULNERABILITY OF DOMINANT GROUPS WHICH INVITES OPPOSITION...
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