オウム真理教の犯罪行動についての社会心理学的分析  [in Japanese] A social psychological analysis of AUM shinrikyo's criminal behavior  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to consider psychological process of AUM members who committed crimes, such as scattering poison gas to murder and others. Four defendants of AUM were interviewed and 76 former members of the group completed questionnaires designed to examine their experiences and lives including three of the interviewees. The following results were obtained: 1) Aum believers were absolutely obedient to their guru as authority, 2) Psychological manipulation by their guru toward the members who committed crimes was stronger than manipulation toward the innocent members, 3) The higher the status of the members, the higher manipulation level, 4) Their crimes were due to obedience to authority arising from perceiving dogma's superiority and fear of being killed themselves.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Social Psychology

    Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 16(3), 170-183, 2001

    The Japanese Society of Social Psychology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006318271
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10049127
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0916-1503
  • NDL Article ID
    5728166
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZE1(社会・労働--社会科学・社会思想・社会学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-2798
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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