• psychology

    The Cult Experience

    Why Cults? Why is it that we consciously or unconsciously associate ourselves with certain groups while mocking or distancing ourselves from others? Nerds, geeks, jocks, we all somehow belong to a group or stereo type. But why are cults associated with negativity whereas joining a political or religious group would be perfectly normal? More importantly why or what drives someone to join a cult even though they know the aftermath could be catastrophic? What Are Cults? A cult is a group with a strong social identity that tends to be exclusive in nature led by a charismatic leader. Along the way there have been some very dangerous, violent and just…