Le Bon, Gustave

Le Bon, Gustave

(güstäv` lə bôN), 1841–1931, French psychologist and sociologist. He was the author of a number of works on social psychology, in which he expounded theories of national traits and racial superiority. His works include Psychologie des foules (1895; tr. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, 1897).
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