Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Gangs, or most people define as a group of criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, are still widely increasing in the United States today. Even though everyone can agree that any gang related activities and crimes are against the law, people still joins it regardless with various reasons: Desire for protection, to appear cool, and have a sense of family. People often join gangs to get a protection from others. Especially in ghetto, where most of the gangs originate from, people struggles to live every day because of a high crime rate and low income.
The Covidian Cult
Differences Between Hellenistic and Hellenic Greek Civilization - Owlcation
From my perspective as a long-time student of influence, let me state--with disappointment--that I can find nothing magic, supernatural, fantastic, or even extraordinary in the way that members are attracted to and kept in cults. I'm as fascinated with "magic bullet" theories as anyone, and yet I can find almost nothing in the cultist's repertoire that isn't already in the social influence literature. I'm reminded of an old German education teacher I had in college who also happened to be a magician. He would sometimes entertain us with an unexpected magic trick during class. They use a powerful mix of tactics--an unethical craftsmanship of influence, if you will--the great majority of which are widely known and studied by social psychologists. No magic, just craftsmanship. I've been able to identify about 30 influence tactics depending on how finely you make the divisions within types , which are used to varying degrees in cults.
Twenty-five years later, social psychologists continue to examine how Jones came to command such enormous influence over his followers' thoughts and actions. Jonestown, they say, offers important lessons for psychology, such as the power of situational and social influences and the consequences of a leader using such influences to destructively manipulate others' behavior. Most disturbingly, perhaps, leaders such as Jones appear to have derived some of their techniques from social psychologists' research.
Narcissistic and Cult Leaders Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Cult Leaders Every day we face and deal with either small or big issues relating to terrorist leaders from inside and outside of country. How could they. Baghdad This article reiterates that no one is immune to the complex psychological manipulation process that cult leaders in order to recruit new members. All cults around the world use similar tricks when it comes to recruiting and keeping members. Parsi states that there are many misconceptions about cults that scholars need to know when studying cultic groups.