Cults 10-4-07 - experience. Production: interference with...

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ISS 210 Cults- Altered Consciousness 10/4/07 Altered consciousness - Disruption/ Uncertainty enhances vulnerability to influences: suggestibility Prepare acceptance of unaccustomed and adopt implied attitudes Significant subjective alteration attribute new meaning (f) group support Demand situational content and meaning of experience Consciousness: intentionally patterned data Responses are selective and shine Direct expedience: only that which finds a place in consciousness - Core: attention Voluntary Focus Disengage distraction Maintain concentration Definition: Induced psychological state subjectively recognized as sufficient variation from usual
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Unformatted text preview: experience. Production: interference with normal flow/ Organization optimal range o Sensory stimulation o Motor impulse o Emotional responsiveness o Cognitive processing/ evaluation Diversified stimulation necessary to maintain normal consciousness Common features o Impaired a reality testing o Priority of the subjective o External dependence o Suggestibility: uncritical acceptance o Decreased reflective awareness o Perceived uniqueness of experience o Disturbed sense of time o Loss of personal control ISS 210 Cults- Altered Consciousness 10/4/07...
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