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Violence Test #3
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What is crowd violence?
A collection of people who may or may not share a common purpose to demonstrate violence
What are some characteristics of crowd violence?
heightened emotion, reduced intelligence and judgement, carried away, lack of self-control, madness
Examples of crowd violence
Romans (The Coliseum), Salem Witch Trials, Boston tea party, the Red Scare, Lord of the Flies
What is collective behavior?
the spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a large group of people
What are explanations for collective behavior?
contagion theory, emergent-norm theory, and value-added theory
What are collectivities?
groups that exhibit collective behavior
What is the contagion theory?
collective action arises because of people's tendency to conform to the behavior of others
What is emergent-norm theory?
states the crowd behavior is guided by unique social norms, which are established by members of the crowd
What is the value added theory?
What are the different types of crowds?
casual, cohesive, expressive, aggressive, and acquisitive
What is collective preoccupation?
people who don't know each other interact and engage in similar behavior and share an understanding of that behavior
What is a fashion?
attachments to particular styles of appearance or behavior
What is a fad?
fleeting behavior emerges and dies out quickly<div>Ex: cinammon challenge, ice bucket challenge, mannequin challenge</div>"
What is a mob?
a highly emotional crowd that pursues a violent or destructive goal
What is mass hysteria?
large group of people experience anxiety and fear
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