Cults Chapters 1-6 - Cults Chapters 1-6 I. Chapter 1 the...

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Cults Chapters 1-6 I. Chapter 1 – the Charismatic Group a. The Charismatic Group i. People join b/c they are looking to belong, or for emotional and physical healing ii. Highly cohesive iii. Impute transcendent powers to leader or group mission iv. Control members behavior by using a shared system of beliefs (striking behavioral changes can occur) b. What is a Charismatic Group? i. Shared belief system ii. Sustain high levels of social cohesiveness iii. Strongly influenced by groups behavioral norms iv. Impute charismatic and sometimes divine power to the group or its leadership High correlation between the degree to which a member felt affiliated with the group and the relief in distress that person experienced on joining Psychological well being directly proportional to how close to the group a member feels Systems approach – “How are the group’s needs met by the overall behavior observed in the membership?” Group must struggle to preserve integrity and gain acceptance b/c they are a minority in society II. Forces in the Charismatic Group a. Can’t be examined through the psychology of the individual, but through the
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Cults Chapters 1-6 - Cults Chapters 1-6 I. Chapter 1 the...

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