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The article says: It is easily identifiable in a rioting crowd of hundreds of people--but even then there may be individuals involved for reasons far removed from the collective mind of the crowd. I'm not sure this is correct - my understanding of groupthink is that the term is usually used in respect of small groups of relatively isolated individuals - not rioting crowds.--Bobbing for apples 16:31, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, I think groupthink is more of a small group calmly and 'rationally' deciding something cockamamie. Mob psychology is the term for the pitchforks-and-torches crowd. --SockOfGulik 16:39, 19 October 2007 (EDT)
That's pretty much how I see the concept, as well. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 17:01, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

You're right, and its gone. I did some rewriting of the opening which was also not quite correct.--Remarcsd 19:11, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

New article on crowd psychology created. weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 09:42, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

I know there hasn't been a lot of discussion on this one, but what I notice is absent from the article is a cogent example--I would recommend the events of the downfall of Enron being a great example; also possibly, the mindset of invulnerability at the federal agencies for the USA that caused them to ignore intelligence in advance of the 9/11 attacks. --Sethpeck (talk) 21:23, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Communal reinforcement?[edit]

Communal reinforcement redirects here and it's listed as a synonym in the lead, but I don't think it describes precisely the same thing. Input requested from the cogsci fans here.--ZooGuard (talk) 09:01, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


cough Oxyaena Harass 22:24, 27 April 2019 (UTC)