How do you imagine an archetypal crowd of people – say at a concert, a sporting event or a demonstration?
If you picture an irrational, spontaneous, suggestible, emotional and even potentially dangerous group then you are in good company.
…you are also wrong. This is a very interesting, myth busting, scientific review of many of the false beliefs we have about crowds. The crowds, it turns out, are much wiser than you think.
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