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Social Psychology Professor Ann Ruecker RPI, Spring 2010
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Indoctrination Cults Examples of Cults Indoctrination Commitment Resisting indoctrination
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Cults What is a cult? Cults are known as new religious movements Isolation from people outside of the cult (i.e., group) Led by a charismatic leader Recruits often give up all of their worldly possessions Recruits are often looking for a new way, or are unsatisfied with the old ways
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Examples of Cults Unification Church (Rev. Sun Myung Moon) People’s Temple (Jim Jones) Branch Davidians (David Koresh)
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Unformatted text preview: Heavens Gate (Marshall Applewhite) Commitment Foot-in-the-door starts with an introduction, to a cup of coffee, to dinner, to a weekend retreat, to a two-week retreat, to active membership Compliance by quickly becoming an active member once he/she is in Communicator (i.e., the group leader) is charismatic The message is one of trust Resisting Indoctrination Make your personal beliefs public Create a counterargument Attitude inoculation Social Psychology Professor Ann Ruecker...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course PSYC 2700 taught by Professor Ruecker during the Spring '11 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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