The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

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One of the greatest and most influential books of social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive on the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd, its sentiments and morality, ideas, reasoning power, imagination, opinions and much more. A must-read volume  for students of history, sociology, law and psychology.
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Overview


One of the greatest and most influential books of social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive on the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd, its sentiments and morality, ideas, reasoning power, imagination, opinions and much more. A must-read volume  for students of history, sociology, law and psychology.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486419565
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/8/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 247,963
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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Gustave Le Bon (1841 -1931) was a French social psychologist, sociologist, and amateur physicist. He was the author of several works in which he expounded theories of national traits, racial superiority, herd behavior and crowd psychology. His work on crowd psychology became important during the first half of the twentieth century when it was used by media researchers such as Hadley Cantril and Herbert Blumer to describe the reactions of subordinate groups to media.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
  The Era of Crowds
Book I: The Mind of Crowds
  Chapter I
    General Characteristics of Crowds-Psychological Law of Their Mental Unity
  Chapter II
    The Sentiments and Morality of Crowds
  Chapter III
    "The Ideas, Reasoning Power, and Imagination of Crowds"
  Chapter IV
    A Religious Shape Assumed by All the Convictions of Crowds
Book II: The Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds
  Chapter I
    Remote Factors of the Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds
  Chapter II
    The Immediate Factors of the Opinions of Crowds
  Chapter III
    The Leaders of Crowds and Their Means of Persuasion
  Chapter IV
    Limitations of Variability of the Beliefs and Opinions of Crowds
Book III: The Classification and Description of the Different Kinds of Crowds
  Chapter I
    The Classification of Crowds
  Chapter II
    Crowds Termed Criminal Crowds
  Chapter III
    Criminal Juries
  Chapter IV
    Electoral Crowds
  Chapter V
    Parliamentary Assemblies
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Interesting concepts...

    After reading the book, i must say that the thought and idea of the crowd, still holds true today. Very logical arguments and the content flows. I recommend this bok to anyone who follows politics and current events. The general thesis is viable still today.

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