Flashcards in Chapter 23 Reading Deck (25):
Relatively Spontaneous, Short Lived, Unconventional, and Unorganized activity be large numbers of people
Temporary gatherings of people who influence each other
Simplest form of collective behavior
Grow out of relatively structured gatherings such as parades, sports events, and funerals.
Finds crowd as an enjoyable way to release their emotions
Dominant Emotion in a crowd is anger and attention is focused Outward.
Highly emotional acting crowd that pursues a specific target
Formed by leaders of social movements to demonstrate their public support
Unverified information passed informally from person to person
Consists of rumors about other people's personal affairs
Rumors that recount ironic and usually grisly events that supposedly happened to a friend of a friend.
Similar to panic ; intense, fearful, irrational reaction to a perceived but often misunderstood or imaginary threat.
Periodic Changes in the popularity of styles of hair, clothes, music, cars, sports, language, pets
Shorter lived, adopted briefly and abandoned (Hoola hoops, UFOS, Elvis)
Long-lasting Fads (Star Wars).
Least coordinated; Large number of people interested in a particular controversial issue
Large group of people working for or opposing social change and using at least some unconventional methods
Conscious feeling of a negative between legitimate expectation and perceived actualities.
Aim for small scale or limited progressive change
Change major alternations in society's economic and political institutions. To bring about reform have failed or proven inadequate.
Seek reverse the general direction and return to an earlier. ex.KKK
Actual or impending success of a progressive moment alarms people with a vested interest in the status quo.
New Social Movement
Concerned with issues such as protecting the environment, nuclear power, gays and woman, animal rights.`
People respond to a threat with a desperate and uncoordinated to secure safety.