Social and psychological violence in groups with signs of the destructive cult: communicative and physiological aspects

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In article it is presented the review of different theoretical approaches, to understanding of social and psychological violence with signs of totalitarian, destructive sects. The communicative and physiological aspects which are often met in practice of closed destructive sects are considered. Ideas of “consciousness control”, manipulation and psychological violence of the personality are affected. The important component of many described phenomena is impossible without social communication.

V F Jolkin

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Psychology Faculty

V V Glebov

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Ecological Department


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