deindividuation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ individuation, first described in 1952 by Leon Festinger and colleagues.

Noun[edit]

deindividuation (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) The situation where antinormative behaviour is released in groups in which individuals are not seen or paid attention to as individuals; immersion in a group to the point at which the individual ceases to be seen as such.

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