Sociologist John Lofland states that different forms of collective behavior can be
distinguished by the feelings that are expressed and perceived. He terms these the
Which of these is
one of the categories developed by Herbert Blumer in order to
distinguish different types of crowds?
__________ crowds are relatively large gatherings of people who happen to be in the
same place at the same time; if they interact at all, it is only briefly.
People in a shopping mall or on a city bus are examples of _________ crowds.
__________ crowds are made up of people who come together for a scheduled event
and thus share a common focus.
Students gathered at a college lecture are an example of a(n) ___________ crowd. The
event has a preestablished schedule and norms so that interaction is likely. The crowd is
essential to the event.