Studies of crowding in various settings have shown that individuals are aroused and frequently suffer from ill health. Several studies have shown that it is possible to successfully intervene in residential, shopping, and classroom settings to reduce the negative effects of crowding. The present laboratory experiment assessed the effectiveness of two tactics commonly used by passengers in crowded mass transit settings. Results indicated that the two tactics, reading a newspaper or talking to others, failed to reduce arousal. An explanation for the failure of these tactics is offered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Social Psychology|
|State||Published - Jun 1981|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology