The Crowd; study of the popular mind by Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd; study of the popular mind

By Gustave Le Bon

  • Release Date: 1931-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
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In the book, claims that there are several characteristics of crowd psychology: impulsiveness, irritability, incapacity to reason, the absence of judgement of the critical spirit, the exaggeration of sentiments, and others. Claimed that an individual immersed for some length of time in a crowd soon finds himself - either in consequence of magnetic influence given out by the crowd or from some other cause of which we are ignorant - in a special state, which much resembles the state of fascination in which the hypnotized individual finds himself in the hands of the hypnotizer.

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