, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 13–24

Group processes in cult affiliation and recruitment

  • David A. Halperin

DOI: 10.1007/BF01456447

Cite this article as:
Halperin, D.A. Group (1982) 6: 13. doi:10.1007/BF01456447


Cult affiliation and the maintenance of cult affiliation is a multidimensional process. It may reflect individual psychopathology, familial dysfunction or the use of intense group experiences to create a context in which major personality change may occur. This paper discusses cult affiliation within the context of group dynamics and the formation of group fantasies.

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© Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Halperin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Mt. Sinai School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Cult Information & Treatment ProgramWestchester Jewish Community ServicesUSA
  3. 3.Cult Hotline ProjectJewish Board of Family & Children's ServicesUSA
  4. 4.New York