Glossary C

Crowd refers to a large, loosely organized, reputationally based peer group made up of individuals and cliques that share similar norms, interests, attitudes and values, or who may or may not spend much time together and who are identified by the activities of the group; a large group that is usually recognized by a few predominant characteristics, such as the "preppies," the "jocks," "yuppies", or the "druggies", etc. Crowd is also defined as a gathering of individuals, usually in a public place, who are present in the same general vicinity and share a common focus.

Crowding refers to a subjective feeling of not having enough space per person or due to the presence of other people.

Crowning refers to the point during labor when the baby's head can be seen at the vaginal orifice.

In the psychology context, cruelty refers to behavior that intentionally causes harm, suffering, or distress to others. It encompasses a range of actions from verbal abuse and emotional manipulation to physical violence and neglect. Psychological perspectives on cruelty often seek to understand the underlying motives, personality traits, and social or environmental factors that contribute to such behaviors. Cruelty can manifest in various settings, including interpersonal relationships, workplaces, and within broader societal contexts.

Crutchfield apparatus refers to a machine that consists of an electrical panel with several rows of lights which allows the efficient study of conformity by simulating the responses of numerous hypothetical participants.
Crying refers to a state in which a baby cries vigorously, usually accompanied by agitated but uncoordinated movement.

Cryonics refers to a practice in which one's body, or sometimes just the head is frozen at the time of death and held in that state until a time comes when, it is hoped, it could be thawed and the cause of death cured by future generations.
Cryosurgery refers to a type of surgery or surgical procedure that uses freezing techniques to destroy part of an organ.