ICCS2004 Application Submission/Review

Abstract for
"Strategic Interaction Approach: Complex Systems and Undoing Cult Mind Control"


Abstract for presentation at NECSI conference Destructive mind control is a systematic social influence process that typically includes deception, hypnosis and behavior modification techniques to subvert an individual’s identity in order to create a new pseudo-identity in the image of the leader. A mind control model will be presented that demonstrates how the control of: behavior; information; thoughts and emotions are used by destructive cults (pyramid structured, authoritarian regimes) to make cloned identities, obedient and dependent to its authority. Furthermore, the presentation will include how a complex system model called the Strategic Interaction Approach can be used to mobilize social networks to empower impacted individuals to reassert their own identity and independence and break free from the pseudo-identity.