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Collective Behavior

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
collective behavior relatively spontaneous social behavior that occurs when people try to develop common solutions to unclear situations
crowd temporary gathering of people who are in close enough proximity to interact
mob emotionally charged collectivity whose members are usually united by a specific destructive or violent goal
riot collection of people who erupt into generalized destructive behavior, resulting in social disorder
panic spontaneous and uncoordinated group action to escape some perceived threat
mass hysteria unfounded anxiety shared by people who can be scattered over a wide geographic area
collective preoccupations people who rarely meet yet engage in similar behavior and share an understanding of the meaning of that behavior
public opinion the collection of differing attitudes that members of a public have about a particular issue
Created by: Mrs. Wells
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