herd mentality

noun

Definition of herd mentality

: the tendency of the people in a group to think and behave in ways that conform with others in the group rather than as individuals Stock investors, riveted by recent market gyrations, need to resist emotional responses and the herd mentality when investing …— Ken Schachter

First Known Use of herd mentality

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of herd mentality was in 1920

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“Herd mentality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herd%20mentality. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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