Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CAUSE EFFECT ESSAY: THE MENTALITY OF MOBS AND OTHER UNRULY CROWDS


People are known to do things in a mob that they would never dream of doing on their own and would probably feel awful about afterwards. A typical example is a lynch mob named after the first man to fire up such a mob to carry out a public execution.  What motivates mobs to act as they do? Are mobs dangerous or not? Do they serve a purpose or do they disrupt daily life and cause social upheaval? Do your research and write about the causes of this phenomenon.  In your conclusion you may suggest some solutions and ways to address the issue.
Pictures to view
  1. http://www.google.com.tr/search?q=Mob+Mentality&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=C3_SUdDoJujl4QTpzICADw&ved=0CGYQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=762
Reading material to annotate
  1. What is mob mentality? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-mob-mentality.htm
  2. Examining the mob mentality http://source.southuniversity.edu/examining-the-mob-mentality-31395.aspx
  3. How riots work http://people.howstuffworks.com/riot3.htm
  4. Mob mentality can take over protests or even clearance sales http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=205860
Videos to watch and make notes on
  1. Dealing with flashmobs http://www.policeone.com/Crowd-Control/videos/6198122-Dealing-with-Flash-Mobs/



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