Crowds, groups, and cults
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Crowds, groups, and cults the role of the cluster instinct in human behavior by Barbara Ann Martell

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Published by Bambook Publications in Weatherford, TX .
Written in English


  • Crowds.,
  • Collective behavior.,
  • Interpersonal relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 92-94.

Statementby Barbara Ann Martell.
LC ClassificationsHM281 .M29 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 97 p. ;
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2746539M
ISBN 100939567008
LC Control Number86071954

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