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the alteration, modification, or transformation of public policy, culture, or social institutions over time.
social change
voluntary, often spontaneous activity that is engaged in by a large number of people and typically violates dominat group norms and values
collective behavior
a relatively large number of people who are in one another's immediate vicinity.
crowd
a number of people who share an interest in a specific idea or issue buy who are not in one another's immediate vicinity.
mass
a highly emotional crowd whose member engage in , or are ready to engage in, violence against a specific target-a person, a category of people, or physical property.
mob
violent crowd behavior that is fueled by deep seated emotions but is not directed at one specific target.
riot
a form of crowd behavior that occurs when a large number of people react to a real or perceived threat with strong emotions and self destructive behavior.
panic
non violent action that seeks to change a policy or law by refusing to comply with it.
civil disobediance
collective behavior that takes place when people respond to the same event in much the same way.
mass behavior
an unsubstantiated report on an issue or subject.
rumor
rumors about the personal lives of individuals
gossip
the attitudes and beliefs communicated by ordianry citizens to decision makers.
public opinion
information provided by individuals or groups that have a vested interest in furthering their own cause or damaging an opposing one.
propaganda
an organized group that acts consciously to promote or resist change through collective action
social movement
the belief that a disproportinate number of hazardous facilities are placed in low income areas populated primarily by people of color.
environmental racism