Definitions for "Deindividuation"
the loosening of normal constraints on behavior, leading to an increase in impulsive and deviant acts
the process by which group members become less aware of themselves as individuals and less concerned about being socially evaluated. 630
A psychological state in which persons feel that they have lost their personal identities and have merged anonymously into a group. Hypothesized to be the basis for the impulsive, aggressive behaviors sometimes shown by mobs and crowds.