Dr. James Rice, Professor of Sociology at New Mexico State University, shares some thoughts about what many people call collective madness, mass psychosis, or mass hysteria. We peek into some of the dynamics that lead to collective, frenzied, irrational states of mind. We touch on propaganda, media manipulation, fear, hate, delusion, and the demonizing of others. We look at some of the risks and perceived rewards of tribalism and ideological groupthink. Enjoy a thought-provoking exploration of problematic elements of the human psyche that have defined much of our history and continue to shape our world today.
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