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Unformatted text preview: Feedback (information control) o Data on how well primary task is being achieved Positive (reaffirmation): group activities are dissonant with objectives Negative: necessary for regulation and correction-Absence o Control of negative societal reactions → suppression of ideological vision reduction of cohesion/ morale o Induced change → intensification of current patterns (psychological reaction) o Suggests combination of personal insecurity and group/ ideological instability as latent forces-Boundary Control (external relations) o Perception of threat→ defensive reactions Consolidation of in-group/ out-group distinctions → cohesion/ commitment • Shared delusional states and expansionist agendas produce reciprocal distrust: rigidification o Paranoia: is a suspicion without foundation o Consolidation of purpose o Legitimizes current definitions o Produces amplification o Facilitates recruitment o Clarifies zone of control...
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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.
- Spring '08