Can someone eplain me why why lynch mob behaviour can also be explained in terms of deindividuation?

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need some help here :S

Posted Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 19:04 by maryam

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how can i check what has been taken out from aqa? 

I heard that we can use lynch mobs if we relate it to the evolutionary explanations.

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 22:36 by maryam
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''lynch mob behaviour can also be explained with the deindividuation theory as it argues that when individuals are part of a relatively anonymous group, they lose their personal identity and hence their inhibitions about violence.''

After a bit more reading I came to this conclusion? Is that correct?

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 19:17 by maryam
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If your exam board is AQA " lynch mobs" has been taken out of the specifaction but if you're not AQA then yes that explanation is correct. In addition to that you could say they also have a diluted sense of guilt because they are nto easily identifiable.

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 20:51 by Sabrina
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http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf/AQA-2180-W-SP-12-SOC.PDF

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 00:21 by Former Member