Collective behavior refers to events that suddenly emerge. These events do not conform to rules or laws but instead are shaped based on the issue at hand. This lesson discusses the forms of collective behavior: crowds, mobs and riots.
What are the four types of social movements?
Aberle's Four Types of Social Movements: Based on who a movement is trying to change and how much change a movement is advocating, Aberle identified four types of social movements: redemptive, reformative, revolutionary and alternative. Other categories have been used to distinguish between types of social movements.
What is collective behavior in sociology?
Collective behavior is a term sociologists use to refer to a miscellaneous set of behaviors in which large numbers of people engage. Common forms of collective behavior discussed in this section include crowds, mobs, panics, riots, disaster behavior, rumors, mass hysteria, moral panics, and fads and crazes.