Crowd emotionality is perhaps best interpreted in terms of heightened suggestibility, that is, the tendency of an individual in a crowd to respond uncritically to the stimuli provided by the other members. The individual learns to make almost automatic responses to the wishes of others, particularly those in authority and those he greatly respects. From infancy on, he is so dependent upon the judgment of others for direction in his own affairs that he comes to lean heavily on the opinions of others. Moreover, he learns to value highly the esteem in which other persons hold him, and consequently he ___A___ their favour by ___B___ to their ways and wishes. For these reasons, among others, when he finds himself in a congenial crowd of persons, all of whom are excited, it is natural that he, too, should be affected.
Which is the most appropriate for the blanks A and B? 1
① courts – conforming ② yields – tuning
③ seeks – objecting ④ confutes – reconciling
According to the passage, which is true? 4
① Excitement of a crowd is easily contagious to an individual.
② An individual usually responds to crowd’s stimuli after long thought.
③ The tendency of depending on others develops at the age of puberty.
④ People generally make responses to the wishes of the opposite gender