Joseph Smelser, was born on 22nd July, 1930, in Kahoka, Missouri. He is an active emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California. He graduated from Harvard in 1952 with a degree and later got his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard in 1958.
Collective behaviour is a type of social behaviour that occurs in crowds or masses. Examples of collective behaviour include, Riots, mobs, mass hysteria, fads, fashions, rumour, and public opinion. It is argued that people tend to surrender their
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