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contemporary issue: cult behavior

Think about how to explain the issue you selected from a personality perspective. Provide research-based explanation from a personality perspective for Cult Behavior. Please provide references

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cult behavior

There are varied meanings to the term cult as it is realized in religious practices. As the term is used mostly to describe cultic behavior in this discipline is that a "Cult are religious groups that do not arise within a church but are also separated from the larger society (Shafrankse, 2001, p. 334). It should be noted as Shafranske points out, all cults are not viewed in disparaging terms. For instance, many of the positive symptoms of schizophrenia are expressed in religious practices (Smith, 1982 as cited in Russ, 1992). Basically, schizophrenia is a mood disorder that can be characterized by positive and negative signs (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000, P. 298). It should also be noted that the DSM-IV-TR differentiates schizophrenia from Schizotypal disorders. Schizotypal thinking reflects a personality disorder described in the DSM-IV-TR as:
A pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive of perceptual distortions and ...

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