‘an individual is transformed when part of a crowd. In a
crowd, the combinationof anonymity, suggestibility and
contagion mean that a collective mindtakes possession of
the individual. As a consequence the individual loses self-
control and becomes capable of acting in a way that goes
against personal or social norms’.
What does this quote mean?
KEYWORDS TO USE
• Examplesof social psychological theoriesof aggressionin
the Specificationare social learningtheoryand
these. Topband answersshouldbe accurate andwell
detailed,soforsocial learningtheory the processes
involvedinegimitationmustbe outlined. For
deindividuationavarietyof processesmaybe involved,
such as decreasedself-assessmentandself-awareness.
• Examinersshouldbe sensitive todepth-breadthtrade-offs
inanswerscoveringmore thanone theory.
• For AO1 marksin the top band,the outline of one ormore
social psychological theoriesmustbe clearlylinkedto
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