Lesson 17

Collective Behavior and Social Movements


  • Contrast the various types of collectivities and describe the main sociological explanations for collective behavior.
  • Identify the preconditions necessary for collective behavior to occur and explain how they build on one another.
  • Describe the types of social movements that exist and explain how they differ.
  • Identify the stages present in the life cycle of social movements and describe ways in which the existence of social movements can be explained.
Assignment 17

1. Read Chap. 17 (pg. 434-457).

2. Identifying People and Ideas (pg. 458).

3. Understanding Main Ideas (pg. 458).

4. Complete and study Review Worksheet (in student packet).

5. Complete Chapter 17 Quiz (in student packet).