Social panic

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A social panic is a state where a social or community group reacts negatively and in extreme or irrational manners to unexpected or unforeseen changes in their expected social status quo.[1]

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  1. ^ Rowbotham, Judith; Kim Stevenson (April 2003). Behaving Badly: Social Panic and Moral Outrage--Victorian and Modern Parallels. London: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7546-0965-0. 

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