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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Semester
Winter

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March 12012 Social Psychology Crowd Behaviour pg 320332The History of Crowdo Gustav Le BonWrote about the crowd the masses Observed the masses during the French revolution Argued that the crowd is about submerging in a very primitive mind people lose their rationality and civilized characteristics He argued that we are all spontaneous and irrational all it takes for us to become destructive is to become part of a mass Group Mind 3 characteristics are important to understand crowdsAnonymity people in crowds dont carry responsibility they feel anonymous Suggestibility when people become anonymous they become suggestible This is similar to being hypnotised and they dont think for themselves Contagion any suggestion is made contagious and more people engage in the suggestion Described the crowd as a source of powerIn order to cont
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