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Theories of Group Psychology, Paranoia, and Rage

David M. Terman

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter situates the fundamentalist mindset in a group psychological context. A review of the psychoanalytic theory of groups shows some conflation between the psychology of the individual and ... More


Sanctioned Social Violence: A Psychoanalytic View

Otto F. Kernberg

in Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101393
eISBN:
9780300128369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101393.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a look at social violence, which is defined to intentionally destructive behavior that is aimed at defenseless civilians. The discussion tries to provide an understanding of social ... More


Is Decision-making a Rational Process?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the processes of social group behaviour, which are often analysed through a social psychological perspective that tends to see organizations as having shared purposes or as ... More


What Spreads? From Memes and Crowds to the Phantom Events of Desire and Belief

Tony D. Sampson

in Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670048
eISBN:
9781452946818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670048.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explains the two logics of resemblance and repetition that are attributed to the premise “what spreads through a social network.” The first logic implies that cultural contagion is ... More


Shakespeare’s Mineral Emotions

Lara Bovilsky

in Renaissance Posthumanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“Shakespeare’s Mineral Emotions” goes to the heart of Renaissance humanism and shows it to be much stonier and silent—but no less passionate—than historians ever realized. If speech was considered a ... More


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