bandwagon effect

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14:59 Jun 25, 2010
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Social Sciences - Psychology
Additional field(s): Economics, Government / Politics, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: bandwagon effect
Definition from WordNet:
The phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity.

Example sentence(s):
  • Schmitt-Beck (1996) went further and hypothesized that media’s publishing of the electoral strengths of parties and candidates, which he documented through content analysis, would contribute to shaping voters’ expectations and stimulate a bandwagon effect. OhioLINK ETDs
  • But the experimental data tend to contradict the notion of the bandwagon effect as a rational partisan strategy. Jim Schnabel
  • On the other hand, if McCain surges in the polls in the last few days before the election, the bandwagon effect could have voters reconsidering and jumping off the Obama train. Yahoo! News
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3effect van kuddegedrag
Yvonne Rucke (X)

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effect van kuddegedrag

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Bij het ‘bandwagon effect’ doet (of denkt/gelooft) iemand iets omdat veel andere mensen hetzelfde doen (of denken/geloven). In veel gevallen volgt men ‘de kudde’ zonder echt over bepaalde zaken na te denken.

Example sentence(s):
  • Effecten van kuddegedrag Kuddegedrag heeft ook andere effecten naast het veroorzaken van een hype of een crash, en dat is dat kuddegedrag leid tot een toename in vertrouwen. Juist omdat wij als mensen sociale wezens zijn, zijn we erg gevoelig voor wat andere mensen doen. - psychologie en beleggen  
  • rondom een aandeel of een markt kan ook een kuddegedrag ontstaan, waarbij iedereen wil kopen (een hype) of iedereen wil verkopen, met als gevolg dat de koers crasht. - psychologie en beleggen  

Bandwagon effect staat ook wel bekend als het herding effect, maar ik denk dat kuddegedrag meer tot de verbeelding spreekt.
Yvonne Rucke (X)
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Native speaker of: Dutch
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