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Sociology Test 14 - 05May2011

Sociology / Test 14 / Collective Behavior / 05 May 2011

Define the following in YOUR OWN words and with COMPLETE SENTENCES. Your answers should show a deep level of thought. Do not assume that the teacher knows what you are talking about… EXPLAIN IT!

  1. Define: collective behavior
  2. Define: mob
  3. Define: riot
  4. Define: crowd
  5. Define: spatially proximate collective
  6. Define: milling
  7. Identify and discuss a major social issue facing our modern society.
  8. What is the difference between collective behavior and institutionalized behavior? Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  9. Is it possible for a revolt / rebellion / riot / et cetera to happen in the United States like has happened in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, or Libya? Why? Why not? Explain your answer.
  10. In looking at Neil Smelser’s “Theory of Collective Behavior (1962), what are the 6 factors that, when they exist simultaneously, will produce collective behavior? List and EXPLAIN each of the 6. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  11. According to Turner and Killian (1987), what 4 ways do members of the “power structure” attempt to control collective behavior? List and EXPLAIN each of the 4. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  12. According to the notes, what 4 features do crowds have? List and EXPLAIN each of the 4. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  13. Explain the difference between a Casual Crowd, Conventional Crowd, and an Acting Crowd. List and EXPLAIN each of the 3. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  14. According to Turner and Killian (1987), there are 5 steps in stopping crowds and their negative behaviors. What are they? List and EXPLAIN each of the 5. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  15. Explain the difference between a Mass and a Public? List and EXPLAIN each. Do not merely copy and paste from the notes… but rather EXPLAIN in your own words!
  16. What is mass hysteria? Give an example and tell how it is mass hysteria.
  17. Should censorship be allowed? Why? Why not? Explain your answers.
  18. What is a fad? After you give the definition, tell at least 2 fads in modern society. Why are these fashions?
  19. What is a fashion? After you give the definition, tell at least 2 fashions in modern society. Why are these fashions?
  20. Tell what propaganda is and the give a good example.
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