Collective Behavior Stories
Collective behavior is "the relatively spontaneous social behavior that occurs when people try to develop common solutions to unclear solutions." This phenomena, although short in length, can be very interesting. Your task will be to create a fictitious story of a collective behavior incident utilizing the appropriate sociological terms dealing with the subject.
Step 1 - Explanations & Definitions
Explain or define these important items in each section involving collective behavior:
Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships (pages 406-12)
Preconditions for Collective Behavior
Characteristics of Collectivities
Types of Collectivities
Step 2: Creating the Story
With a partner or by yourself, create a fictitious incident that would qualify as a collective behavior. When the story is presented to the class, you must state how your incident has all the "Preconditions for Collective Behavior" & "Characteristics of Collectivities." There must be a minimum of 6 "Types of Collectivities." With each term being mentioned you should mention example(s) that support this incident being classified as a collective behavior. This story should be interesting & fun to listen to as well. However, do not make it too far fetched. If working with a partner, then both will speak an equal amount of time.
Replace the sample text with your own text, graphics, and multimedia files. To provide a link to another
Activity 1 - Collective Behavior Stories |
Back to the Table of Contents