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 and collective behaviour

@BeyondContagion - very interesting-looking paper…

RT @chrischofield1: Footage from last night's 'riot' in Forest Gate. Had to check the video wasn't dated August 2011:

RT @GavinBSullivan: Apply for a PhD studentship working with me on group-based and collective emotions - deadline 4pm today!…

RT @Aidan64: Three weeks to go until our qualitative research Summer School starts. Places are still available on most workshops……

Job - teaching associate in psychology at @RoyalHolloway - work with a great bunch…

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