, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 13–24 | Cite as

Group processes in cult affiliation and recruitment

  • David A. Halperin


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.


Group Process Cross Cultural Psychology Group Dynamic Personality Change Multidimensional Process 
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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

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