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What is psychology

What is psychology



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    • What is Psychology?Q 1. What do you think of when someone mentionsPsychology?Q 2. What then is Crowd Psychology?Q 2. Do you know any famous Psychologists?
    • Introducing Psychology.• Psyche - The Soul• Logos – Study of.• Psychology is the science ofhuman and animalbehavior.
    • What is Crowd Psychology• ‘In science the crowd is theelephant man’• Basic concept of crowdpsychology:• The thoughts and behaviourpatterns of the individual varyfrom those of a larger group• Behave in a uniform manner thatis:– Volatile– In violation of social norms– Highly emotional
    • The collective vs the Individual
    • The collective vs the Individual
    • The collective vs the Individual
    • The collective vs the Individual• Basic concept of crowd psychology:• The thoughts and behaviour patterns of the individualvary from those of a larger group
    • Introducing Le Bon.• A French Psychologist.• He made one of the earliestcontributions to Crowd Psychology in1895.• He studied the events of the FrenchRevolution in 1789 as the basis of hisideas.• He published his book ‘The Crowd: Astudy of the Popular Mind’• He believed that something negativehappened to people when they werein crowds.
    • What does Le Bon mean?• An individual in the crowd, ‘…Isolated, he may be a cultivatedindividual; in a crowd he is a barbarian – that is, a creatureacting by instinct’ (Le Bon, 1908, p. 12)• According to Le Bon, when people are assembled into acrowd, their self awareness, judgement, morals aretemporarily suspended and they adopt a ‘collectiveconsciousness’• This collective consciousness is primitive and driven byimpulse.
    • • Therefore according to Le Bon, a man in a crowd becomesreduced to the level of an animal.• Is this true?Extension Task: Are there any problems with studying an historical event andusing it as the basis of a theory of behavior?Task 1: Write a paragraph outlining the theory of Crowd Behavior according toGustave Le Bon.
    • New Words. Research thedefination.• Individual• Collective• Conformity