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2012/09/10

“Psychologists have likened a crowd to a series of intermeshing behavioral cells. Each cell is comprised of a small group of surrounding people, with limited communication between them. Cell members do not have a broad view of what is occurring in the crowd. A dominant cell member may influence the collective behavior of the cell. Chains of cell to cell communication can occur, often with the spread of rumors and incorrect information, potentially inciting inappropriate behavior.”

John J. Fruin: The Causes and Prevention of crowd disasters

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