The Crowd/Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds

The Crowd Extraordinary Popular Delusions the Madness of Crowds There are two classic texts that deal with crowd psychology and the irrational behavior that characterizes large groups of people acting en masse They are The Crowd and Extraordinary Popular Delusion

  • Title: The Crowd/Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
  • Author: Gustave Le Bon Charles Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780934380232
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • There are two classic texts that deal with crowd psychology and the irrational behavior that characterizes large groups of people acting en masse They are The Crowd, and Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness Crowds Both books provide lucid and witty insights into the madness of crowd psychology, such as the tulipmania in Holland, when the price of tulip bulbs wThere are two classic texts that deal with crowd psychology and the irrational behavior that characterizes large groups of people acting en masse They are The Crowd, and Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness Crowds Both books provide lucid and witty insights into the madness of crowd psychology, such as the tulipmania in Holland, when the price of tulip bulbs was up to astronomical heights Both of these books are combined into a single volume for the price of one

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    1. Despite the extreme racism and sexism of this book, it is thought-provoking in that I felt like I was looking at society through the eyes of the oppressors who focus on manipulating and fooling 'the crowd'. Don't expect a deep class analysis, as a matter of fact he doesn't address class at all but instead divides society by race. He also has absolutely no faith in the great mass of people who are to him 'stupid' and only able to operate off of base psychological drives which their 'superiors' ca [...]

    2. This is one of the greatest works on the crowd behaviour & a must readSome excerpts worth mention"Crowds have always undergone the influence of illusions. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim. "‘…that crowds do not reason, that they accept or reject ideas as a whole, that they tolerate neither discussion nor contradiction, and that the suggestions brought to bear on them invade the entire field o [...]

    3. I find it quite musing that such an extraordinary petite volume with such practical value is almost hidden from the tranches of society. This book will explain how the average student, alone, is incredibly bright and full of capability: the student is typically probed into the company of crowds (usually by psychological propaganda) and is then in a state of lower intelligence. This book explains why in corporate life 'the team-oriented' tasks usually produce second rate results. Why people burn [...]

    4. Strange feelings. Even though I agree with some thoughts of author, in general, this book is full of manipulation and bias around racism and sexism (like when author says "I analyzed dependency between skull size and how smart people are and here is an outcome", and then he actually adds no details about this analysis). It's not what is called science normally.But I rate it with 3 stars instead of single one, because by reading it I learned lots of thoughts of ordinary European men in the end of [...]

    5. Gustave walks through the mind of the crowd. The crowd, regardless of individual intelligence, is reduced to a common level. Many times, the ability to reason ceases and terseness takes over. The crowd reaches civility in pursuit of an ideal, but thereafter returns to barbarism as the ideal is lost; the circle of life continues.

    6. A good observation of the "herd mentality" you somehow get when a crowd of people "wirelessly" link their minds together and become a superorganism. Chances are you've experienced the feeling before, and if you realised how you had been so subversively influenced you'd be shocked too.

    7. Le Bon as well as McKay are classics. Le Bon was the father of social psychology. Le Bon wrote a lot of other books. For example, The Evolution of Peoples, The Psychology of Socialism, and The Psychology of Revolution, all of them insightful

    8. 看的是冯克利的中文译本。前言太长…一些观点精辟,也能找到对应的实例:群体的特性,说服陪审员的技巧,异质性群体…最喜欢结尾概括的几段,精炼,一气呵成。作者似乎认为种族是内在的,是决定性的因素,但私以为一个种族的气质也与环境等外界因素相辅相成,并非独立。

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