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Violence Begins At Home
 

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- Bad Behaviour

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- It's Their Hormones

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- The Brain

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- Triggers for Violence

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Triggers for Violence

 

Otto Dang, Dutch psychologist, goes to football matches, but not to observe the sport on the pitch. His field of study is crowd behaviour. The dynamics of football hooligans gives him a prime insight into the triggers for violence, and what can be done to reduce the tension.

Whatever the biochemical and genetic events that follow, it's clear that we all respond to certain situations with uncharacteristic violence. The question is, what turns a crowd into a mob?


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