Changing Conceptions of Crowd Mind and Behavior

Changing Conceptions of Crowd Mind and Behavior

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ISBN-13: 9781461293330
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Springer Series in Social Psychology Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The Discovery of the Masses.- A New Human Dimension: The Crowd.- How a Science Discovers Its Facts.- The Riddle of Crowd Formation.- A Science of the Irrational.- Crowds are the Unconscious.- Natural Crowds and Artificial Crowds.- 3. Models of Suggestive Influence and the Disqualification of the Social Crowd.- The Political and Intellectual Climate of Fin-de-Siècle Paris.- Disqualification and Revolution: The Perspective of the Crowd Psychologies.- From Medical to Psychiatric Praxis—From Animal Magnetism to Suggestive Influence.- Hypnosis Versus Suggestion—The Nancy/Salpêtrière Debate.- Binet at the Salpêtrière—Dogmatic Experimentation.- The Pervasiveness of the Hypnosis/Suggestion Model at the End of the 19th Century.- From Theories of Magnetism to Political Ideology.- From Suggestive Influence to Crowd Psychology.- Binet at the Crossroads of the Social Psychology of Interpersonal Influence.- Conclusion.- 4. Freud and Massenpsychologie.- 5. Mass Psychology, Social Psychology, and the Politics of Mussolini.- Brief Presentations.- Mussolini and the Three Authors.- Le Bon, Orano, and Sorel and the Sociopsychological Study of Mussolini’s Rise and Fall.- 6. The Social Psychology of William McDougall.- McDougall’s Two Volume Social Psychology.- Reaction to McDougall’s Social Psychology.- Postscript.- 7. The Individualization of the Social and the Desocialization of the Individual: Floyd H. Allport’s Contribution to Social Psychology.- Social Psychology as Individual Psychology.- The Individual Psychology of Crowds and Groups.- The Individualization of Social Psychology: An Evaluation in Retrospect.- 8. Conceptions of Crowds and Crowding.- Everyday Experiences of Crowds and Crowding.- The Unrelatedness of Crowds and Crowding in Scientific Research and Discourse.- Crowd Psychology.- Crowding Phenomena and Research on Crowding.- The Janus-Faced Problem of Crowd and Crowding.- 9. Collective Behavior from the 17th to the 20th Century: Change of Phenomena, Change of Perception or No Change at All? Some Preliminary Reflections.- A Paradigm Change in Perception.- From “Revolts” to “Revolution”: The Continental World.- The Natural Law of Mass Action: The Anglo-Saxon World.- The Rebellious Subjects: Germany.- A Paradigm Change in Interpretation of Motivation: From Passions to Interests (17th-18th Centuries).- A Paradigm Change in Perceiving the “Laboring Poor” in England: From Low to High Wages as Incentive for Work.- The Laborer as “Working Animal” and the “Unpredictable Natural Forces” of Working Class Action: The German Kaiserreich.- Class Interests and Perception.- 10. Masses—From an Idealistic to a Materialistic Point of View? Aspects of Marxian Theory of the Class.- Social Movement as a Dialectical Process.- The Conflict Between Bauer and Marx.- Mass and Class.- 11. Mass, Mobilization, and the State.- Individual Action and Collective Movement.- 12. The Social Organization of Early Human Groups.- 13. Crowd Mind and Behavior: Afterthoughts.- The Historical Versus Scientific Approach to Mass Phenomena.- Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Conceptions of Mass Phenomena.- The Rationalist Versus Irrationalist Explanations of Crowd Phenomena.- Author Index.

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