Moonies: A Psychological Analysis of the Unification Church

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Table of Contents

List of Appendices
I Problem 3
Moonies: A Critical Overview
Experts and Former Moonies
Dissertation Format
Unification Doctrine
II Philosophy 13
The Divine Principle as an Alternative Perspective
The Divine Principle Outline Format
The Divine Principle
The Principle of Creation
The Fall of Man
The Principle of Restoration
The Second Coming
Providential Time-Identity
III Analysis of Doctrine 27
The Devil
Increased Self-Esteem
Trouble Free Future
Presentation of the Divine Principle
IV Marriage and Family 39
Sun Myung Moon
V Reverend Moon 44
Collective Discontent
Formulating the Doctrine
Developing Charismatic Leadership
Divine Authority
Expanding the Movement
Power Through Association
Future Goals
Maintaining Leadership
The Attraction Process
VI Attraction 62
VII Target Population 65
Identity Struggle
Intellectual Curiosity
Traumatic Experience
VIII Stereotyped Images 75
Cult Recruitment
IX East Coast/West Coast 84
X Brief Overview of the Recruitment Process 89
XI The Recruiter 95
XII The Initial Encounter 97
Building Affective Bonds
Tapping into Idealistic and Redemptive Needs
Deception Techniques
XIII The Dinner Meeting 105
Pre-selection Vehicle
Promoting a Favorable Impression
Generating Increased Interest in the Group
Elicit a Future Commitment
XIV Weekend Workshop 113
The Camp Environment
Camp Isolation
Inducing Ambiguity
Rigid Behavioral Control
Excitement Level
Group Pressure
XV Immature Emotional 133
XVI The Authority Seeker 137
XVII The Simple Answer Seeker 145
XVIII The Ideals Seeker 149
XIX The Social Non-Conformist 155
XX Method 166
Current Members
Former Members
Parents of Current or Former Members
The Pre-Interview Format (formal)
Formal Interview Format
Informal Interview Format
Epilogue 175
Appendices 181
Bibliography 195
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