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The Myth of Mobs

In the popular imagination, being in a crowd makes people scary and irrational. But is this true? And is there a danger that by treating crowds as dangerous, they become so?

In popular imagination, being in a crowd makes people scary and irrational. But is this true? In this edition of Analysis, David Edmonds asks social psychologists - including a leading expert on groups, Steve Reicher - about the psychology of crowds. This is far more than merely a theoretical matter. It has profound implications for how we police crowds.

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Sun 30 Oct 2016 21:30

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