Lecture Notes - 14:01 CouldJonestownhappenagain?...

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14:01 Could Jonestown happen again? 15 years later Waco Tragedy- 80 Deaths David Koresh plucked sexual partners from his flock and formed an elite guard to  enforce his will Said he was Jesus in sinful form Fashioned a tight knit community Cult Definition A group movement exhibiting excessive dedication to some person, idea or thing Unethical manipulative techniques of persuasion and control to advance the goals of  group leaders Focus on human oppression not just religious issues People join when in vulnerable situations Marshall Applewhite- Heaven’s Gate 1997—38 commit suicide Applied Psychology Never give control of your mind to someone else for keeping How to become a leader Recognize undue influences on critical thinking and behavior Authority and status Anonymity Dehumanization Reciprocity
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Group pressure Stereotyped roles In the influence situation Always question the premises, methods, and ends, avoid spontaneous decisions Separate any message from the communicator’s status and needs Care about people by responding to their need to feel valued (in the family and at work) Reward good behavior and recognize accomplishments… “catch them in the act…” help them build self-esteem. Attack poor behavior, not the person. “you’re better than that!” How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie Call people by their name Smile! Show genuine interest by being a good listener Avoid being confrontational Be appreciative, say thanks, write notes
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14:01 71% of people do not get the recommended 7 hours of sleep Sleep is a Necessity, not a luxury sleep determines waking success mood, alertness, energy, thinking, performance, productivity, athletic ability, safety,  general health and longevity In sum, sleep deprivation… Makes you clumsy, stupid, unhealthy, and shortens your life. We never learn about sleep! Lack of education in schools 47% of med students think that “the brain shuts down during sleep” Recent Research on Sleep The sleeping brain is highly active Regulates immune, hormone and endocrine functions essential for general health Young subjects restricted to 6 hrs./ night for 6 nights developed “senior citizen”  profiles…. >cortisol, >blood sugar levels, <leptin molecules Leads to Hypertension (heart attack and strokes) Type II diabetes, Periodontal disease, Obesity Less than 4 hours sleep, 73% more likely to be obese than 7-9 hours sleepers 5 hours sleep, 50% more likely… 6 hours sleep, 23% more likely… Dr. Jan Born—Univ. of Luebeck, Germany found that people who sleep only 6 hours
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14:01 Have lowered their resistance to viral infection by 50%
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Lecture Notes - 14:01 CouldJonestownhappenagain?...

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