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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

Chapter 15 - Crowds and Cooperation

from Section 3 - Sourcing

Summary

This chapter does two things. First, it shows how social identity principles can explain the basic psychological and behavioural effects of crowd membership. Second, it describes some recent research and applied work that shows how these basic effects operate to contribute to harmonious outcomes in potentially dangerous crowd events.

We begin by explaining some of the fundamental psychology of crowd membership in the next section.