Cults 9-25-07 - and group needs (e.g. compliance)....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ISS 210 Cults 9/25/07 Cohesion: Forces that enhance bonded relations Attachment: identification and voluntary engagement Belief: Acceptance compliance regarding shared ideology. Assertions taken about the world that are true, whatever it may be. Commitment: Consistent restriction of range of voluntary choice. Involvement: time spent in direct? Indirect social engagement Structural Integrity: Persistence of objective verifiable attributes. Centralized Engagement: Narrowing of relevant stimulus field Sources External: Situationally induced effects of outside exchange Internal: Dynamics produced by consistent interaction within the group. Psychological: Emotional needs for equilibrium between personal needs (e.g. acceptance)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: and group needs (e.g. compliance). Cohesion/ Ideology • Problem: Distinguishing between variant belief/ practice and mental illness (pathological thought self destruction). • Major group proves components (f) threat/ loss of/ disruption/ dissolution of o Coveted identities o significant bonded relations o Cherished values, beliefs, attitudes • Cohesion: Group stability and integrity • Ideology: Goal attainment and preservation Correlates-Conjoint Action: Inter-relatedness -Shaping attitudes, emotions and behavior -Shared delusions: group based perceptual set fusion-Dependence and group power ISS 210 Cults 9/25/07...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

Page1 / 2

Cults 9-25-07 - and group needs (e.g. compliance)....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online