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❖     Collective behavior-a major source of social change, is the spontaneous and unstructured behavior of a large number of people.

❖     According to an influential sociological theory, six macro-level conditions can encourage or discourage collective behavior:

➢     structural conduciveness

➢     structural change

➢     the growth and spread of a generalized belief

➢     precipitating factors

➢     mobilization

➢     social control

❖     There are many types of collective behavior, some more short-lived or harmful than others.

❖     Rumors, gossip and urban legends are typically untrue, but many people believe and pass them on for a number of reasons, such as anxiety and fear about living in an unpredictable world, to reinforce a community’s moral standards, or simply because they are fun to tell.

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