This week’s #SaturdaySchool focuses on Collective Behavior and the Mind of Crowds. Sociologists and other theorists have studied crowd behavior, mass psychology, and so-called group think for over a century. Since Gustave LeBon’s work on crowds was published, studies of collective behavior have become more nuanced; they reflect increasingly modern methods of social activism. Crowds have the power to turn into a mob or protest non-violently and boycott.
This #SaturdaySchool includes many resources — follow the conversation & let us know in the comments section below or via @Twitter what you know about collective behavior theory. If you have resources that would add to the discussion, we want to hear those too!
Remember! No one is late to my #SaturdaySchool — there is no dress code — AND — You can play your own music! All you have to do is meet us at my timeline on Saturdays or use the hashtag #SaturdaySchool to join in. Let’s get some collective action going!
@ProfRagsdale’s #SaturdaySchool: Collective Behavior & the Mind of Crowds
Each week @ProfRagsdale gathers loyal followers around the twitter hearth to spread knowledge, build community, and create change. (April 14, 2012)
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