Them and Us: Cult Thinking and the Terrorist Threat

Them and Us: Cult Thinking and the Terrorist Threat

by Arthur J. Deikman
     
 

ISBN-10: 097200212X

ISBN-13: 9780972002127

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Bay Tree Publishing

Shows the connection between extreme cult manipulation and group pressures that can be found in any organization.  See more details below

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Shows the connection between extreme cult manipulation and group pressures that can be found in any organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972002127
Publisher:
Bay Tree Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Forewodix
Acknowledgementsxvii
Introduction1
1The Cult Mirror5
A Common Story
The Dependency Fantasy
2Hugh and Clara: A Case History14
3Compliance with the Group54
The Power of Groups
The Threat of Conflicting Loyalties
The Conversion Experience
Oppression by Censure
Degrees of Dependence
Career Realities and Cult Demands
Corporate Culture or Corporate Cult?
Self-Deception and Compliance
4Dependence on a Leader74
Making Ourselves Small
The Use and Abuse of Hierarchies
Looking for Leaders
The Fantasy Leader
The Leader's Fantasy
When Facts Don't Count
The Draw of Idealism
Up and Down the Corporate Ladder
Unintended Consequences of Power
Submission and Security
The Rewards of Surrender
The Cult Continuum
Dangers in Psychotherapy
Worrisome Practices in Psychoanalytic Institutes
Blind Followers and Blind Leaders
The Power of a Higher Authority
5Devaluing the Outsider107
Devaluation and Projection
The Confidence of the Righteous
The Power of Boundaries
How the Media Portrays "Them"
The Cost of Devaluation
Seeing the Enemy Abroad
6Avoiding Dissent126
Unspoken Boundaries in the Media
Selective Reporting
Advertising's Covert Indoctrination
Officially Sanctioned Truths
Self-Censorship in the Media
Wanting to Believe Doesn't Make It So
Who Gets to Choose?
Reinforcing Belief
The Power of Secrecy
The Benefits of Being Contradicted
7Escape from Cult Thinking150
My Own (and Your) Cult Thinking
Official Self-Deception
Illusory Debates
Fostering Dissent
An Uncomfortable Process
The Eye-Level World
Gandhi's Experiment
Distinguishing the Moral
Going Beyond Dependence
8The Terrorist Threat170
What "They" Think
What "We" Think
Looking for Causes
Looking for Solutions
Coda
Notes187
Index199

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