Hurricane Katrina badly damaged New Orleans and its surrounding areas. Shortly after the hurricane, there were news reports of groups of looters. Often, when under the influence of a crowd, individuals will engage in behavior they would not normally participate in. This phenomenon is referred to as deindividuation.
Research and discuss the following:
- In your own words, define deindividuation and explain its process (e.g., how it works, what changes happen within the individual to allow for unusual behavior).
- Identify and describe a historical event that would be a good example of deindividuation.
- Discuss how deindividuation could occur outside the presence of a crowd (i.e. in other settings in which a person feels unknown).
Include at least 1 source in your paper. Use in-text citations and a reference list according to APA-style guidelines.