Psychological induction into the large-group: findings from a modern religious sect.

  • Marc Galanter
  • Published 1980 in The American journal of psychiatry
The author studied the psychological aspects of religious conversion during structured 21-day workshop sequences designed to introduce people to the Unification Church. Subjects were given a battery of tests at different times during the sequence. After the initial 2-day workshop, 71% dropped out; the 29% who chose to continue had greater affiliative… CONTINUE READING