Under the Influence: The Destructive Effects of Group Dynamics / Edition 1

Under the Influence: The Destructive Effects of Group Dynamics / Edition 1

by Goldhammer, John D. Goldhammer, John D.
     
 

This book probes the relationship between individual members and the collective, providing fresh insights into such destructive characteristics as mind control, propaganda, hypnotic influence, loss of identity, and much more. The author explores innovative ways to harness the creative potential of groups without sacrificing personal autonomy. In our modern,

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This book probes the relationship between individual members and the collective, providing fresh insights into such destructive characteristics as mind control, propaganda, hypnotic influence, loss of identity, and much more. The author explores innovative ways to harness the creative potential of groups without sacrificing personal autonomy. In our modern, often impersonal culture, we need to better understand our "urge to merge" and the destructive control that can be exercised when the group becomes more important than its individual members.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920063
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments13
Prologue15
1Collective Enchantment23
2Trapped in Paradise49
3Fatal Persuasion63
4The Dark Side of Groups85
5Systems: Mega Groups121
6The Collective Machine165
7Going Backward: Developmental Regression in Groups189
8Creating Gods197
9The Neurotic Side of Religion215
10The Color of the Dream237
11Slaying the Collective Dragon253
12Putting Soul into Relationships277
13Life After Group305
Appendix: Marks of a Destructive Group313
Notes315
Bibliography337
Index345

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