School of Psychology

Crowds and Identities: John Drury's Research Group


The crowd is at the centre of social life: national and international events, social change and civic celebration, major incidents and everyday life – all involve experiences with crowds. In the past, social scientists claimed that the crowd was a source of social ills and social dysfunction. In a number of disciplines and topic areas, crowd researchers have moved away from this narrow, unidirectional view. Our research is a series of interlinked studies which seeks to provide a theoretical framing for our multiple experiences of crowd events.

John Drury's Research Group Blog 



Social psychologist at the University of Sussex specialising in crowds & collective behaviour. Editor (with Hanna Zagefka) British Journal of Social Psychology.

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Crowds & Identities farewell meal to Benedikt Kleinmeier after his visiting studentship to @Sussex_Psych to learn a……

Unlike most social psych textbooks, which either have nothing or have badly out of date material, this new edition……

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