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A throng of people returning from a show of fireworks spill in to the street stopping traffic at the intersection of Fulton Street and Gold Street in Lower Manhattan. City crowds are surprisingly peaceful considering their size and the potential for chaos.
A throng of people returning from a show of fireworks spill in to the street stopping traffic at the intersection of Fulton Street and Gold Street in Lower Manhattan. City crowds are surprisingly peaceful considering their size and the potential for chaos.
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A crowd waiting for the metro. The crowd behaves like a granular fluid, and people, having the same aim, are more confined than they would normally choose to be. This induces frustration and loss of manners, possibly up to putting individuals into jeopardy.

A crowd is a group of people, also known (especially in the United States) as a mob. The crowd may have a common purpose or set of emotions, such as at a political rally, at a sports game, or during looting, or simply be made up of many people going about their business in a busy area (eg shopping). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (460x645, 115 KB) Summary Photo taken from my balcony of Fulton Street, New York Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (460x645, 115 KB) Summary Photo taken from my balcony of Fulton Street, New York Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Fulton Street is a busy street located in Downtown Manhattan. ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2100x1400, 452 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Crowd ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2100x1400, 452 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Crowd ... // INTRODUCTION In sociology, a group is usually defined as a collection consisting of a number of humans or animals, who share certain aspects, interact with one another, accept rights and obligations as members of the group and share a common identity. ... MOB may refer to: M.O.B., hip hop group Mail-order bride Man overboard Marching Owl Band Mobile Regional Airport Montreux-Oberland Bernois, Swiss railway Movable Object Block, used in computer graphics See also Mob The Mob This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or... This page is about protests. ... A sports game is a computer or video game that simulates the playing of traditional sports. ... Looting (which derives via the Hindi lut from Sanskrit lunt, to rob), sacking, or plundering is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe or riot, such as during war [1], natural disaster [2], rioting [3], or terrorist attack... Shopping is the purchase of goods and services from retailers. ...

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Terminology

The term "mob" carries a connotation of a crowd with an (often angry and sometimes riotous) agenda. Riots occur when crowds of people have gathered and are committing crimes or acts of violence usually due to a perceived grievance or out of dissent. ...


In human sociology, the term "mobbed" simply means "extremely crowded", as in a busy mall or shop. In animal behavior mobbing is a technique where many individuals of one species "gang up" on a larger individual of another species to drive them away. Mobbing behavior is often seen in birds. The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest in the world, located in Pennsylvania, United States For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Mobbing is a modern term for systematic bullying, harassment, or psychological terror, especially in schools and workplaces, whereby one person is ganged up on and stigmatized by peers and/or superiors for reasons that are not genuinely or justifiably known to most of those who are mobbing the victim. ... Orders Many - see section below. ...


Social aspects of crowds

Social aspects are concerned with the formation, management and control of crowds, both from the point of view of individuals and groups seeking to persuade a crowd to their view (e.g., political rallies), and from the point of view of society which usually attempts to contain them in an acceptable manner, or discharge their energies whilst averting excesses or mob behaviour, ultimately a decision made politically and usually executed by law enforcement. French mobile gendarmes doing riot control. ... This page is about protests. ... For the band, see The Police. ...


Psychological aspects of crowds

This street in Hong Kong is crowded with both people and adverts.
This street in Hong Kong is crowded with both people and adverts.

Psychological aspects are concerned with the psychology of the crowd as a group and the psychology of those who allow their will and emotions to be informed by the crowd (both discussed more comprehensively under crowd psychology), and other individual responses to crowds such as crowd-sickness, claustrophobia and agoraphobia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 769 KB) Summary A crowd in Soy Street in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 769 KB) Summary A crowd in Soy Street in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. ... Ordinary people typically can gain direct power by acting collectively. ... Empathy is ones ability to recognize and understand the emotion of another. ... Sign warning of a claustrophobic area Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of enclosed or confined spaces. ... Agoraphobia is a form of anxiety disorder. ...


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