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Gustave LeBon said people in a crowd had a tendency to feel, think, and act extraordinary which included a sense of anonymity, less accountability, and invincibility. LeBon referred to this condition as _____________.
the collective mind
The term Robert Park used to describe the back and forth communication between members of a crowd during periods of unrest was ___________.
The hypothesis that the likelihood of being involved in crowd behavior increases, the more we believe that others will approve is based on what Richard Berk terms __________.
the norm or reciprocity
the norm of social approval
a minimax strategy
the organizational imperative
Turner and Killian contend that crowds have at least five types of participants. The ones who care little about the matter they label the ________.
When the behavior of people in a crowd is focused on committing violence against people and/or property it is termed a __________.
The background condition of urban riots is often:
frustration and anger
Rumors are more likely to be believed when the information:
is attributed to a creditable source and is important to an individual.
is about trivial matters.
is not important to the person hearing the rumor.
has no discernible source.
Sociologists who studied the panic following a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club found that the majority of those employed by the supper club did not panic but continued to help their customers or fight the fire. Sociologists use the term "__________" to describe the employees' actions.
norm of reciprocity
norm of crowd behavior
A "flash mob" is an example of what sociologists call a ____.
The target of a redemptive social movement is the _________, and the goal is __________.
individual; to change the entire person
individual; to change a particular behavior
society; to change specific aspects of society
society; to transform the social order
Social movements that attempt to change the social order itself are called ___________ social movements.
According to sociologists Alfred and Elizabeth Lee, there are seven basic techniques that are used by propagandists. One technique is to have candidates pose for photographers in jeans and a work shirt or having lunch at a fast-food restaurant. This is an example of the __________ strategy.
Kornhauser contends people feel isolated and join social movements as a result. The theory he developed to explain this is called:
Mass society theory
According to __________ theory, people join social movements based on their evaluations of what they think they should have compared with what others have.
A division of labor is set up in the ____________ stage of a social movement.
organizational decline and possible resurgence
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