The Leverhulme project 'crowding' study

As part of the study of experiences of party-goers at the 2002 Fatboy Slim free party, we also took measures and analysed people's feelings about crowding. Among other things, we found that whereas low identifiers became more negative emotionally as they felt more crowded, high identifiers did not: that is, the experience of crowding differs according to identity.

Novelli, D., Drury, J., Reicher, S., & Stott, C. (2013). Crowdedness mediates the effect of social identification on positive emotion in a crowd: A survey of two crowd events. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78983. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078983

Press coverage

University of Sussex news, 13th November 2013

Medical News Today, 17th November 2013

University of Leeds news, 13th November 2013

Jersey Evening Post, 13th November 2013

My Science, 13th November 2013

Irish Independent, 13th November 2013

Herald Scotland, 14th November 2013

MSN News, 14th November 2013


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