Crowd Behavior: Contagion, Convergence & Emergent Norm Theory


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Last Friday, a group of over 100 people marched together in a protest to defend animal rights. This is an example of _____.

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1. Which of the following terms best describes a gathering of people who share a purpose?

2. How does the contagion theory explain crowd behavior?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of crowd behavior. You will be quizzed on certain terms and theories discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following terms:

  • Crowd behavior
  • Contagion Theory
  • Convergence Theory
  • Emergent Norm Theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms
  • Interpreting information - access the knowledge you've gained of different theories
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of theories to answer questions about crowd behavior

Additional Learning

To learn more about crowd behavior, review the lesson on Types of Crowd Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring what a crowd is
  • Learning about the founder of crowd psychology
  • Understanding crowd psychology
  • Analyzing in detail three theories of crowd behavior