The crowd and group psychology - EXPeditions

The crowd and group psychology

by Daniel Pick
  • Key point 1
    Crowd, or group, psychology draws on ideas about psychiatry, the mind, pathology, etc. It focuses on how groups behave under specific influences.
  • Key point 2
    Freud’s experiences in the early 20th century and his position as the leader of the psychoanalytic movement led him to write Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, a landmark text on group psychology.
  • Key point 3
    During the World Wars, several physicians, including Wilfred Bion, developed Freud’s theory of group psychology and the practice of group therapy.