Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crowds and contagion theory

Any application of contagion theory?


  1. Took me a minute to figure out what the crowd was chanting! When you think about it, isn't it odd that a huge group of people conform to saying the exact same thing at the exact same time?
    This reminds me of the time I brought a friend to the church I was attending at the time. I was Catholic, and she had never been to a Catholic church before. She was totally freaked out by the fact that everyone in the church stood, sat, and kneeled at the same time, and spoke in unison as well.

  2. Yes! Excellent Brittany!!

    Other examples of how being a member of a crowd perhaps gives individuals the inclination to do things they might not do when singled out?