Deindividuation (via You Are Not So Smart)

Great post from youarenotsosmart.com on the power of groups in bringing out the best and worst in us.

Deindividuation The Misconception: People who riot and loot are scum who were just looking for an excuse to steal and be violent. The Truth: You are are prone to losing your individuality and becoming absorbed into a hivemind under the right conditions. When a crowd gathers near a suicidal jumper something terrible is unleashed. In Seattle in 2001, a 26-yea … Read More

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