Cults 9-27-07 - ISS 210 Cults 9/27/2007 What difference is...

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Unformatted text preview: ISS 210 Cults 9/27/2007 What difference is there between cults, and groups? dent ificat ion wit h aggr essor • A cult has centralization , the core of the group, what i t focused on; nar rowing of a stimulus field. Cohesion and I deology • • • • • • • • • Legitmation of reality definitions and defensive mechanisms. Compliance and leader authenticity Problem consensus and problem unanimity Protection of adjustment resources Transforming potentially destructive experiences into constructive ones Self surrender and sacrifice Behavior (f) context Production of certainty hope and explanation Self integration and consolidation } Relief Effect: i nverse relation between stress and bonded connection: Cohesion • • • • • • • • • Group affiliation/ participation Value acceptance: Shared Intensity of relationship involvement Normative identification/ compliance Joining, induction, and conversion Dependence, submission, and surrender Significance, purpose, and direction Active demonstration of expected behavior Exclusiveness, specialness, and uniqueness I SS 210 Cults 9/27/2007 Cohesion, shared belief and participation -- play a significant role in explanation of well being Protection from disruption/ uncertainty requiring readjustment: emotional buffer against t hreat. Pincer Effect o o Stockholm effect Inclusive Fitness ...
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Cults 9-27-07 - ISS 210 Cults 9/27/2007 What difference is...

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