Crowds & Collective Behavior (Crowds (Riots (A large, less localized…
Crowds & Collective Behavior
Collectives are Group
The myth of the madding crowd
Collectives differ from more routine groups in degree rather than in kind.
Studying groups and collectives
Group= collective often misunderstood and mismanaged
What is a Collective?
Group of individuals who display similarities in actions and outlook.
A large, less localized and less organized mob
A waiting line or file of individuals
Spectators at an exhibition, performance, or event
An acting crowd, often aggressive in character
A threatened crowd, either seeking escape
Organized attempt to achieve a change a change in a social system
An abrupt but short-lived change of a large number of widely dispersed individuals
Rumors & Mass Delusions
The spontaneous outbreak of atypical thoughts
Loss of Identity: Deindividuation
collective behavior assuming that individuals with similar needs, values, or goals tend to converge to form a single group
psychological state that occurs when individuals feel that their personal attainments or their group’s attainments are below their expectations.