Collective Behavior and Social - Collective Behavior The effects of crowds Collective Behavior Actions by a group of people who bypass the usual norms

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Collective BehaviorThe effects of crowds
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Collective BehaviorActions by a group of people who bypass the usual norms governing their behavior and do something unusual in response to the same event or situation.Lynching, rumors, panics, urban legends, fads, and fashions
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Spontaneous, unstructured, and temporary actions/behaviors of a group, bypassing norms in response to the same event or situationActions by a group of people who bypass the usual norms governing their behavior and do something unusual in response to the same event or situation.
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Charles MacKay proposed that when people are together they sometimes form a “herd mentality” LeBon proposed a “collective mind” develops and people are swept up by almost any suggestion which leads to contagion. people feel anonymous in crowds and less accountable for what they doCollective mind: tendency of people in a crowd to feel, think, and act in extraordinary ways
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Charles MacKay’s “herd mentality”
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  • Fall '12
  • MarkRubinfeld
  • Psychology, Sociology, Norms, Crowd psychology, Charles Mackay, circular reaction, collective mind, LeBon

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