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Gustave Le Bon & crowd psychology

Gustave Le Bon & crowd psychology
February 13, 2012, 01:24:52 AM
In my history class in school, we're reading a work published in 1896 which rather accurately mirrors ANUS's sentiments on crowds- especially as they appear in the age of modernity.

I have a link to the PDF file  so check it out if interested: www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsocserv.mcmaster.ca%2Fecon%2Fugcm%2F3ll3%2Flebon%2FCrowds.pdf&ei=YMA1T9neLoKL2AXHzsH3Aw&usg=AFQjCNGqdFCEszVf8rmFosfq8-bGnvx-dA&sig2=J6Xl1Y8pJRt5-08hI3XAiw


Re: Gustave Le Bon & crowd psychology
February 14, 2012, 05:10:37 AM
good read

Re: Gustave Le Bon & crowd psychology
February 14, 2012, 02:30:59 PM
This way of looking at the world makes more sense to me.

As the number of humans increases, the more we need unity.

If we don't find it in culture (or war) we will find it with a lowest common denominator.

Think about the people next to you on the bus, train, in the grocery store, or post office.
These are your fellow citizens. What do you have in common?

Increasingly the answer is "not much" except that you both like money, food, housing and automobiles.

That is the crowd in action.