When Crowds Turn Violent. Examining Mob Mentality. Refresher. Crowds – people who congregate, may have similar interest/purpose but lacks regular, influential interactions.
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Examining Mob Mentality
Crowds – people who congregate, may have similar interest/purpose but lacks regular, influential interactions
People at a concert may share interests in the bands/groups, may interact but tend not to have long lasting influence on one another
Truth: we aren’t really sure what causes to groups to turn into mobs!
Normal people’s values and morals are eroded away by the crowd, resulting in irrational and senseless destruction
Internet has increased incitement of riot/mob activity prior to event (“unite and hit the streets” and hypes people up ahead of time
Not always negative behaviour: clean up crews after riots
Have existed since the dawn of time and will continue to happen as long as people congregate
Happens in all ages, cultures, genders