Unformatted text preview: • Rewarding and solidifying new attitudes and beliefs Cults Authoritarian group in which the leader ’ s personality is more important than the beliefs s/he preaches Group professes great devotion to a person or people and follows that person/people almost without question Cult members usually victimized by the leader(s) Will try to recruit potential converts at a time of need, especially when a sense of belonging is most attractive to potential converts Look for college students and young adults Some examples of cults: People ’ s Temple and Jim Jones, Heaven ’ s Gate, Branch Davidians, Osama bin laden and Al Qaeda...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10
- Cognitive Dissonance