epq map 3

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  • Created on: 13-11-19 22:27
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  • EPQ
    • Behavioural psychology
      • Behavioural disorders
        • Schizophrenia
        • DID
    • Cults in the 20th Century
      • Jim Jones
        • Around 1,000 (both murder and suicide)
      • Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret
        • 51 mass suicide in Canada, Switzerland, France, Australia and other countries. (Murder and Suicide)
      • Marshall Applewhite
        • 38 ALL voluntary suicide by poison
        • Some commentators attributed his followers' willingness to commit suicide to his skill as a manipulator, while others argued that their willingness was due to their faith in the narrative that he constructed.
        • Allegedly Schizophrenic episode
        • https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1016/j.religion.2005.06.003
      • Teal Swan
        • Modern day cult leader, previously member of satanic cult. youtube star, caused 2 followers to commit suicide with her controversial 'advice'
    • Secondary resources
      • https://academic.oup.com/jcmc/article/3/3/JCMC334/4584381
      • https://www.jstor.org/stable/26663870?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=marshall&searchText=applewhite&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dmarshall%2Bapplewhite&ab_segments=0%2Fbasic_SYC-4802%2Ftest1&refreqid=search%3Aa4f83696971ebb5e266e01d480062fb6&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    • Characteristics of a cult
      • Charismatic Leader- Auhoritarianism
      • Indoctrination programme / thought reform
      • Exploitation
      • Destructive nature makes it a cult
      • For followers
        • 2)'Soft sale'-Further malleability of the followers indoctrination
        • 3) A new reality- Reinforcement of new beliefs in this new religious movement
        • 4) The dear leader- worship of the leader
        • 5) Mutual/external enemy (manipulation of members previous reasoning)
        • 6) Peer pressure (group assimilation and pressure to conform)
        • 7) A sociopathic narcissist


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