herd behaviour

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EtymologyEdit

herd + behaviour

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herd behaviour

  1. (sociology) the tendency of a group of individuals (a herd) to react coherently without there being any coordination between them. The term may be applied to animals, or to human phenomena such as stock market bubbles and behaviour in political demonstrations.

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