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} Identification with aggressor Exam2 Notes cohesion, ideology, relief effect, hypnosis, socialization 9/20/20079/20/2007 - Introduction Cults: “Religious” innovation disconnected from surrounding institutions. - Sect: Religious innovation as a logical derivation of surrounding intuitions. (Jews?) Characteristics - Centralized (focused) extremes - Cohesion: (the only different between cults and social control is cohesion) All those forces that tent to bring people together into a group (And interpersonal attachment). o Cohesion/ solidarity  Shared Beliefs - Ideology: belief system, a shared conception o Features enhancing cohesion Deterministic, all encompassing system that can admit alternative truth Untestable: can only be validated by adopting correct perspective prior acceptance of basic remises Utopian visions are highly acceptable generalities Invulnerable to criticism Justifications for concrete programs Resistance is defined as standing in the way of achievement Totalitarian: Self contained eliminating divergence Dichotomized (dualistic) worldview: (split into 2) lack of ambiguity o Objective truth is obtainable o Lack of support: total rejection o Complete outspoken acceptance produces safety: Contamination by incorrect notions re-education/ enlightment. - Social (normative) Control
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- Leadership/ Power Understanding - Searching for meaning (bonded relations) o Attachment o Belief o Commitment o Involvement - Structural Attributes - Dynamic Group Process - Vulnerability (f) Disruption uncertainty
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Exam2 Notes cohesion, ideology, relief effect, hypnosis, socialization 9/20/20079/20/2007 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:
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