Identify and describe a historical event in which the deindividuation phenomenon occurred.

 

400-600 words

Shortly after Hurricane Katrina damaged the New Orleans and surrounding areas, news reports of groups of looters were announced. Oftentimes, when under the influence of a crowd, individuals will display aggressive or unlawful behavior that they would not otherwise participate in. This phenomenon is referred to as deindividuation.

Research and discuss the following:

  • Identify and describe a historical event in which the deindividuation phenomenon occurred.
  • Explain the process of deindividuation (e.g., how it works, what changes happen within the individual to allow for unusual behavior).
  • Discuss how deindividuation might also occur outside the presence of a crowd, such as in other settings in which a person feels anonymous.

Include at least 3 sources in your paper. Use in-text citations and a reference list according to APA-style guidelines.

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