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Collective behavior is the term used to describe the
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Institutionalized behavior is the term used to describe the
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Structural conduciveness to collective behavior includes
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Widespread unemployment among teenage African-Americans provides _______________ strain.
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Generalized beliefs cannot be based on ______ interpretations.
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If unemployment is considered unfair, it may serve as __________________ belief for collective behavior.
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Precipitating factors leading to collective behavior may include a(n)
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News that a police officer has shot a minority youth may provide__________ factor for collective behavior.
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Mobilization for action refers to
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High levels of ____ are characteristic of crowds.
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The difference between casual crowds and conventional crowds is that the latter are
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The most dramatic form of acting crowds is
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In his classical theory of crowd behavior, Le Bon held that crowds were controlled by
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Herbert Blumer argued that crowd behavior results from
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List three types of circular reaction:
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Emergent norm theory assumes that everyone
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The perspective on collective behavior that suggests that crowds behave rationally is the
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Game theory assumes that
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The most common type of spatially diffuse collectives is
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A mass is a group
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List three forms of mass behavior
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Trying to flee from danger can lead to
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Fear of AIDS could reach the level of
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Public opinion is influenced by
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Public opinion is studied through
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_________ is information used to shape public opinion.
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Propaganda does not present ___________________views without distortion.
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Censorship manipulates public opinion by
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According to Blumer, early stages of social movements are marked by
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As social movements develop, they acquire
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T F Panics, demonstrations, riots, fads and fashions, disasters, and social movements are dimensions of social life in which activities tend to be relatively spontaneous, unstructured, and unstable.
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T F Institutionalized behavior is recurrent and follows an orderly pattern with a relatively stable set
of goals, expectations, and values.
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T F Three important preconditions that encourage collective behavior are social stability, equality,
and diversity.
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T F The fact that a society is structurally conducive to collective behavior means that collective behavior will occur.
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T F Social control consists of the actions of the mass media and government or its agencies to suppress collective behavior.
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T F A spatially proximate collective is one in which people are geographically distant from one another.
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T F The anonymity of individuals in a crowd enables them to act spontaneously.
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T F Mobs are generally short-lived, highly unstable groups that are emotionally aroused.
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T F Riots resemble mobs except that the targets of their hostility and violence are more specific.
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T F Milling tends to make people preoccupied with themselves and less responsive to others.
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T F Emergent norm theory suggests that unanimity is an illusion and differential expression does take place within crowds.
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T F The game interpretation of crowd behavior suggests that crowd members do not think about their actions and unconsciously try to act in ways that will produce new ends.
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T F A mass is a collective of geographically dispersed people who react to or focus upon some common event.
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T F Masses are temporary or transitory groups of people in face-to-face contact who share a common interest or focus of attention.
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T F Social movements can often evolve into institutionalized organizations
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Essay:
Discuss the preconditions of collective behavior, explaining why each would be necessary if a riot were
to occur.
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Essay:
Analyze from a sociological point of view peaceful, enjoyable crowd behavior in which you have participated — for example, a concert or an all-campus event.
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Essay:
Analyze a mass of which you are a part and discuss the part propaganda plays in that mass behavior.
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Essay:
Discuss an issue on which you hold a minority view. What social forces created the public opinion of
the majority? What forces in your life led you to adopt a minority view? Explain.
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Essay:
Explain how public opinion research can be used to create public opinion.
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