mass hysteria

A psycho-social phenomenon whereby people in large groups behave in a similar and often emotional manner. Often used (somewhat ethnocentrically ) in trans-cultural psychiatry, together with the term collective epidemics, in reference to the pressure to conform to group norms in the societies of the Third World.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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