Why Do People Follow The Crowd

posted Feb 23, 2018, 6:59 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 7:18 AM ]
 By: Jordan Croswell

     As a teenager many students are quickly gravitated to other students.  But there are times where students tend to feed off others and become someone that they’re not. Following a crowd allows people to be in a, “complicated environment.” Research  by Rob Henderson shows that others affect our behavior.

    “We use the decisions of others as a heuristic, or mental shortcut, to navigate our lives.”

    Copying the behavior of the well-known would then be a detectable, flexible behavior.

Students change their decisions and judgements to adapt with normal group behavior. Having a person or group guide you is easier than making difficult solutions on your own. Trend-following appears most entirely in our youth and early childhood. Some students rely on attention and the thought of being better than everyone else. They act this way based on their surroundings and what is normal.

    “We are all influenced by things we see in our everyday lives, including the media. Not many of us have the confidence to stand out and be the leader of the pack.”

    By following different trends people are able to impress others.This impression can be on a relationship level or business level. People should understand that everyone is special in certain way. Being true to yourself is more important than being popular. People do not need to accept you for who you are as long as you do.  





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