Collective Behavior

Seriousdangertosocialorder anddifficulttostopwithout

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Unformatted text preview: SED ON A SPECIFIC GOAL, GENERALLY VIOLENT RIOTS RIOTS • VIOLENT COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR THAT LACKS LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATION, AND CLEAR GOALS. SERIOUS DANGER TO SOCIAL ORDER AND DIFFICULT TO STOP WITHOUT EQUAL OR GREATER VIOLENCE. PANICS PANICS • COLLECTIVE ATTEMPT BY A CROWD OR MASS TO ESCAPE SOME KIND OF PERCEIVED DANGER, OFTEN AN IRRATIONAL RESPONSE HYSTERIA HYSTERIA • CONDITION THAT PRECEDES PANIC ­ STATE OF RAPIDLY SPREADING ANXIETY BASED ON A DANGER THAT IS OFTEN MISPERCIEVED THEORIES OF CROWD THEORIES OF CROWD BEHAVIOR LE BON and CROWD LE BON and CROWD PSYCHOLOGY • CONVERGENCE – PEOPLE WHO ARE PRONE TO VIOLENCE ARE DRAWN TOGETHER BY AN EVENT • LEADERS CONTROL THROUGH MASS HYPNOTISM • CONTAGION – PEOPLE COPY BEHAVIOR WHICH SETS OFF A CHAIN REACTION • LE BON’S IDEAS WERE CRTICIZED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL ALIKE OR ALWAYS SUGGESTIBLE AND IRRATIONAL EMERGENT NORM THEORY EMERGENT NORM THEORY • PEOPLE LOOK FOR SIGNS OF WHAT BEHAVIOR IS APPROPRIATE, PATTERNS OF EXPECTATIONS EMERGE DECISION THE...
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