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Under the Influence The Destructive Effects of Group Dynamics

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ISBN-10: 1573920061

ISBN-13: 9781573920063

Edition: 1996

Authors: John D. Goldhammer

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Everyone belongs to one or more groups, be they unions, religions, political parties, support groups, or any number of others. As members we gain much from these associations, but at what price? In 'Under the Influence' Goldhammer 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. This exciting work 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.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Collective Enchantment
Trapped in Paradise
Fatal Persuasion
The Dark Side of Groups
Systems: Mega Groups
The Collective Machine
Going Backward: Developmental Regression in Groups
Creating Gods
The Neurotic Side of Religion
The Color of the Dream
Slaying the Collective Dragon
Putting Soul into Relationships
Life After Group
Appendix: Marks of a Destructive Group
Notes
Bibliography
Index