Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Compare and Contrast the Social Psychology

Compare and Contrast the Social Psychology

Ratings: (0)|Views: 117|Likes:
Published by julie
Compare and contrast the social psychology - contrast the social psychology, Social Psychology, the social psychology,Contrast Social Psychology, Compare Social Psychology.
Compare and contrast the social psychology - contrast the social psychology, Social Psychology, the social psychology,Contrast Social Psychology, Compare Social Psychology.

More info:

Published by: julie on May 01, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as RTF, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Running Head: THE TOPIC IN FULL CAPS (DO NOT EXCEED 1 LINE)Full Topic Here[Writer’s Name][Institution’s Name]
Full Topic HereResearches prove human mind and body are shaped and manipulated using brainwashing, thought-reform techniques. Thought reform originated from China by aspeech delivered by Zhou Enlai in September 1951. The thought-reform techniquesincluded indoctrination, propaganda, reframing, suppression of awareness, criticism andself-criticism, etc.The major victims of thought reforming have been the prisoners of war, but it has been applied to from a naive citizen to the intellectual one. The main target of it could becollege and university students aged from 18-25 who are easy to brainwash. Moreover,recently divorced male and female, diffident, overcurious, people with too little religiousstudy fall victim to the thought reformation process and become part of cult.The Unification Church is one the alleged cult or religious group to employ the brainwashing for recruitment. They approach the potential recruits in insidious andsubliminal way exploiting gender factor. It starts with love-bombing introducingthemselves as a member of any unheard welfare community which works as front groupof Unification Church. Later on, potential recruits are invited to visit the group to knowmore about it. Gradually, they are brainwashed while the real identity is kept secret andeventually they become active members. (Singer M.H. Coercive Persuasion, May 21,1978)It happened exactly the same way with Steven Alan Hassan, a renowned licensedmental health counselor, who joined UC at the age of 19 in 1970.Unification Church imposes certain teachings on new recruits. Firstly they areforced to detach from the outsiders to strengthen spirituality and they are kept busy in
activities like fund-raising, recruiting new members, etc. so that they may not ponder over things around. A simple living is promoted.David Molko, Tracy Leal and Barbara Dole are ex-Moonies who filed a caseagainst UC’s manipulative and deceptive recruiting techniques and coercive persuasion.They stated that the recruiters made advancement toward them telling that they belongedto a social group called “Creative Community Project” and asked to attend a gathering.According to Molko, upon his asking about group’s nexus with any religiousorganization, they simply denied and kept it clandestine for months which, later on,turned out to be the Unification Church. Though they were not forced to join, they fellvictims of sophisticated mind-control technique and lost the power to think.When they joined the UC, Molko was 27, Pennsylvanian lawyer newly settled in SanFrancisco; Leal was 19, from Santa Clara County on temporary stay in San Francisco toreach Humboldt State University; and Dole was 19 from University of California,Berkeley, campus.They presented statements by Margaret Singer and Samuel Benson who stronglyconsidered UC a “cult” implementing indoctrination techniques exercised on prisoners of war. However, the verdict was not in favor of plaintiffs. The case was dismisseddeclaring that no evidences were found which could prove that the UC’s act of hifdingidentity forced the plaintiffs to join the church.In another case of ex-Moonie, we find a different view. Sylvia Buford expressed her last-day feelings at UC in her diary. In her own words;I don't like the word 'brainwash.' What happened to me was somethingmore frightening - more insidious than I can ever explain. I suppose the

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
kozle liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->