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Collective Behavior

Relatively Spontaneous, Short Lived, Unconventional, and Unorganized activity be large numbers of people

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Crowds

Temporary gatherings of people who influence each other

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Casual Crowd

Simplest form of collective behavior

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Conventional Crowds

Grow out of relatively structured gatherings such as parades, sports events, and funerals.

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Expressive Crowds

Finds crowd as an enjoyable way to release their emotions

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Acting Crowd

Dominant Emotion in a crowd is anger and attention is focused Outward.

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Mob

Highly emotional acting crowd that pursues a specific target

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Protest Crowd

Formed by leaders of social movements to demonstrate their public support

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Rumor

Unverified information passed informally from person to person

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Gossip

Consists of rumors about other people's personal affairs

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Urban Legends

Rumors that recount ironic and usually grisly events that supposedly happened to a friend of a friend.

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Mass Hysteria

Similar to panic ; intense, fearful, irrational reaction to a perceived but often misunderstood or imaginary threat.

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Fashion

Periodic Changes in the popularity of styles of hair, clothes, music, cars, sports, language, pets

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Fads

Shorter lived, adopted briefly and abandoned (Hoola hoops, UFOS, Elvis)

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Craze

Long-lasting Fads (Star Wars).

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Public

Least coordinated; Large number of people interested in a particular controversial issue

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Social Movement

Large group of people working for or opposing social change and using at least some unconventional methods

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Relative Deprivation

Conscious feeling of a negative between legitimate expectation and perceived actualities.

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Reformist Movements

Aim for small scale or limited progressive change

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Revolutionary Movements

Change major alternations in society's economic and political institutions. To bring about reform have failed or proven inadequate.

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Reactionary Movements

Seek reverse the general direction and return to an earlier. ex.KKK

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Countermovements

Actual or impending success of a progressive moment alarms people with a vested interest in the status quo.

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New Social Movement

Concerned with issues such as protecting the environment, nuclear power, gays and woman, animal rights.`

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Panic

People respond to a threat with a desperate and uncoordinated to secure safety.

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Riot

Acting Crowd that directs its hostility to a wider range of targets in an unpredictable manner.