This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Are Democrats Suffering from Folie à plusieurs ?
For days now Democrats have been closeted with their leaders and not being allowed to go home to their constituents. When this happens, a dangerous group think can occur. We can see such psychological disorders as the Stockholm syndrome which is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger or risk in which they are being placed.
Another psychological problem that can occur is Folie à plusieurs ("madness of many")–a shared psychotic disorder . For example if you have ever been in an emotionally charged group, you may realize later that you became temporarily possessed until you extricated yourself from the group.
Brain washed is another psychological disorder. Brainwashing is accomplished by pulling people out of their reference group and then holding them in a new reference group. Cults work this way.
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