collective behaviour

collective behaviour

the action or behaviour of people in groups and crowds -crowd behaviour – where, as the result of physical proximity, and the protection and contagion of the group, the action of individuals is out-of-the-ordinary, tends to depart from routine standards of social demeanour, and may be more than usually explosive and unpredictable. In early sociological and social psychological theories of collective behaviour (notably in the work of Gustav LeBon, The Crowd, 1895), as well as in more recent theories (e.g. Smelser, 1962), it is seen as a potential threat to normal social order. As such, the various forms of collective behaviour, including such phenomena as rallies, riots and rebellions, sometimes play a significant part in SOCIAL MOVEMENTS and SOCIAL CHANGE.
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In particular, the research is examining the Inamori business philosophy, which shows how businesses can improve performance by aligning ethical values with individual and collective behaviour of staff.
With the help of new technology, we're able to research collective behaviour anew," says Jordan.
it becomes necessary to instead study the collective behaviour of a country's population and then attempt to estimate its age in human equivalents, after which predictions of future behaviour can be made based on that new human-equivalent age.
He said the transition from open defecation to shared or basic sanitation to safely managed systems for all, "will need to be accompanied by a shift in approaches from collective behaviour change, towards strengthening supply chains and improving public services".
Cultural historical tradition in psychology uses the concept of activity which is understood as the goal-directed collective behaviour to study the learning and development in play and other forms of cultural activity.
Clearly the collective behaviour of this group was concerning and entirely unacceptable.
the key to understanding collective behaviour lies in identifying the principles of the behavioural algorithms followed by individual animals and of how information flows between the animals.
His main research focus is on the relationship of aggregate macroscopic signals that can be measured noninvasively in man (Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG)) to collective behaviour and dynamics occurring in the underlying neuronal network.
In this rich, solid and convincing study, the author draws upon a vast range of disciplines (philosophy, history, sociology, political theory, social psychology and communication studies) to stress how the crowd is linked to political representations, the relations between power and the people, order and chaos, collective behaviour, publicity, rationality and emotionality.
This sequence of the event illustrates the causal chain effects resulting from the extreme weather, causing subsequent collective behaviour, and it resulted in the increased risk of disturbance.
There arises a collective behaviour between people who otherwise do not know each other, but who are coupled together via events in society," Mathiesen explained.
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