In sociology and psychology, mass hysteria (also known as co... -
mass hysteria

In sociology and psychology, mass hysteria (also known as co...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
In sociology and psychology, mass hysteria (also known as collective hysteria, group hysteria, or collective obsessional behavior) is a phenomenon that transmits collective illusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear (memory acknowledgment).
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What is mass hysteria?

Medical News Today - 27 Jul 2018
In order to provide a clearer definition of mass hysteria, to outline it as an event of potential clinical interest, and to distance it from any unduly negative connotations, researchers have actually advised referring to the phenomenon as "collective ...
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Mass Hysteria: The left melts down

Oxford Eagle - 25 Jul 2018
One of the unfortunate byproducts of the dumbing down of America is the increased susceptibility of the populace to mass hysteria. Mass or collective hysteria is a psychogenic condition that occurs when a segment of the population manifests similar ...
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BMC team to probe Friday's 'mass hysteria' over meds

Times of India - 11 Aug 2018
While it is largely acknowledged that Chandni Shaikh's death triggered mass hysteria among parents in M-East Ward, the four-member fact-finding team will take 10 to 15 days to ascertain what led to the event. “They have already visited the schools and ...
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Marion Police want people to avoid social media mass hysteria

KCRG - 01 Aug 2018
Police looked into it and decided the complaint was unfounded. Officers say recent publicized events of missing people have put some people on edge. So they don't want social media driving mass hysteria. "We tell people, if you feel threatened, if ...
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Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?

DunyaNews Pakistan - 28 Jul 2018
(Online)- An outbreak of fatal dancing fits among members of the same community, men suddenly gripped by the sickening fear of losing their genital organs, and teenagers having mysterious symptoms after watching an episode of their favorite TV series ...
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Kelantan school hit by mass hysteria for 3rd time

New Straits Times Online - 22 Jul 2018
They cried and screamed,” said the source, adding that most of the students were involved in the previous two mass hysteria outbreaks. One of the student's mothers, who only wanted to be known as Zainab, 40, said she wants the school's management to ...
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The Greatest Hysteria in American History

RealClearPolitics - 24 Jul 2018
You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse. For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed ...
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What Caused Cuba's Sonic Attacks?

Slate Magazine - 14 Aug 2018
Robert Bartholomew, a medical sociologist at Botany Downs Secondary College in New Zealand, also criticized the University of Pennsylvania team for discounting mass hysteria as a possible explanation for the ailments. Bartholomew, who is the co-author ...
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Axios - 15 Aug 2018
They say researchers — particularly via a study published in JAMA this past March — gave unduly short shrift to the possibility that embassy employees suffered instead from mass hysteria. From the letters: "The key is whether the patients had ...
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US limits diplomatic tours in Cuba following mysterious illnesses

Politico - 15 Aug 2018
Some researchers have suggested many of the affected people may be experiencing “mass hysteria.” The health crisis has been an unexpected twist to Cuban-American relations in recent years. Then-President Barack Obama restored U.S. diplomatic ties to ...

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