herd instinct


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herd instinct

n
(Psychology) psychol the inborn tendency to associate with others and follow the group's behaviour
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herd instinct

nHerdentrieb m
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herd instinct

nistinto gregale
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I suspect many will not know what a day of work is and the rest will have no clue as to the issues being pushed apart from the agenda rammed into their small minds in school and university land by the usual suspects who teach the herd instinct and entitlement above all-else.
Some of the more common behavioral biases are overconfidence, conservatism, framing, mental accounting, herd instinct, anchoring and framing.
Mr Corbyn claimed "our news media is failing" due to an "unhealthy herd instinct", and the "unhealthy sway of a few corporations and billionaires shapes and skews the priorities and worldview of a powerful section of the media".
Look for the first mover advantage: Resist the herd instinct and Welcome adversities and failures: Turn them into blessings and successes," he added.
The same herd instinct that fuelled the boom fuels the bust.
The herd instinct seized the arena as many bought into the campaign issues without any form of check-listing.
During the campaign, Trump was able to fend off the Russia story because he exploited political journalism's herd instinct and its love for a he-said-she-said storyline.
And yet I'm afraid my herd instinct means that I'd rather carry on regardless, while being glad other folk are taking a stand.
It is a common phenomenon worldwide that analysts find it very disconcerting not to be aligned with consensus and the moment a central bank starts advocating a particular economic outlook, the herd instinct eventually drives all other analysts to fall in line and help reinforce the central bank gospel.
Global investors are fleeing Europe with the same herd instinct that accumulated Old World bourses last year.
I read with great interest the letter from Ian Lindley on November 2, stating that independent individual free thinkers ought not follow the herd instinct. Ian said that political parties have become self serving, controlling people to mindlessly toe party lines.
This led Trotter to develop his notion of the 'herd instinct' in a different direction, foregrounding its role not in social reproduction, but the contingency, eventfulness and unpredictability of social change.