Sense of identity and personal responsibility

Explain using your own words what deindividuation is.  Describe a situation where it is likely to occur.

Deindividuation is a state when you become so immersed in the norms of the group that you lose your sense of identity and personal responsibility.

An individual relinquishes individual responsibility for actions and sees behavior as a consequence of group norms and expectations.

Deindividuation also occurs when people are wrapped up in a hobby or activity. For example, when people are in a mosh pit at a concert, they’re punching the air and shaking their heads frantically – behaviors they wouldn’t engage in if they weren’t a part of a crowd.
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