When Mob Mentality Goes Wrong

“Deindividuation” is a social psychology concept explaining mob mentality. When a group loses self awareness, it demonstrates a capacity to do harm, rather than good.

Examples of deindividuation in real life are the “#HasJustineLanededYet” movement, “#MeToo,” the Title IX “campus rape frenzy,” and the Milgram Experiment.

If you think deindividuation is a made up term that has no effect in real life, check out the following video:

After viewing, ask yourself. Do you possess the capacity to stand out from the mob if you are granted the condition of anonymity? Would you pick the positive choices if given the opportunity?

It’s easy to say “I’d never do that to a person.” It’s a lot harder to put that into practice.