Psychology of Crowds
Gustave Le Bon (Author)
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In this clear and vivid book, Gustave Le Bon throws light on the unconscious irrational workings of group thought and mass emotion as he places crowd ideology in opposition to free-thinking and independent minded individuals.The ideas le Bon explores in this book are extremely relevant to today's society and were of pivotal importance in the early years of group psychology.Applications include financial market behaviour and political delusions.
The Sparkling Books edition has been annotated and edited based on the 1907 Alcan edition and previous translations.
Sparkling Books Limited
October 05, 2009
5.4 X 8.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
Gustave le Bon was an eminent psychologist and sociologist. In Psychology of Crowds, he explores theories of national traits and behaviour as opposed to the behaviour of individuals.The ideas Le Bon explores in Psychology of Crowds are extremely relevant to to-day's society and were of pivotal importance in the early years of group psychology: Sigmund Freud's Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse (1921; English translation Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, 1922) was based on Le Bon's work.Gustave Le Bon was born in Nogent-le-Rotrou on 7th May, 1841. He died in Marnes-la-Coquette on 13th December 1931.