Crowds, riots and contagious behaviour

Wed 6 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

One Church Brighton
City Centre

Organised by:
  • University of Sussex
  • Suitable for: 16+

    Does panic really ripple through a crowd? Why is laughter infectious? And how can we explain the spread of violence and aggression at riots? Explore the concept of contagion with social psychologist John Drury and get involved in interactive experiments that reveal how emotions, ideas and behaviour through crowds.

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