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The Prevalence of Paranoia

Out of this week’s readings, I found Bettina Muenster and David Lott’s “The Social Psychology of Humiliation and Revenge” to be the most engaging and insightful.  Instead of relying on hyper-theoretical language that cannot be proved empirically, the duo focuses … Continue reading

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The Ring of Fire

Acceptance of the fundamentalist mindset requires that rage and paranoia be regarded as intrinsic psychological phenomena, present across many spectrums of personality and sociological order.  The group, however, is exempted from these categorizations. Though it is capable of unleashing great … Continue reading

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Rationalizing the End of the World

The direct and concise analysis of apocalyptic belief and its connection to fundamentalism in Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terzian, and James W. Jones’ Fundamentalist Mindset is in many ways a literary foil to the hyperbolic narrative formed in Tim … Continue reading

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