The ultimate strength and deep power of a society must be measured in terms of its psychosocial capital—i.e. by the physical coercive powers.and the . Societal strength is not measured by
At the core of that capability isboth as an individual and as part of the wider social group. In describing the emergence of in society, the following features were noted:
It therefore seems reasonable to regardas entangled with a variety of experiential phenomena. This deserves more study.
Notions like groupthink and social pressure are part of a well established body of knowledge that describes how people lose some of their autonomy, distinctiveness and capacity for self-assertion in small groups.
Large crowds are even more terrifying. Crowds can quickly become mobs. Mobs engage in anti-social behaviour that its individual members would abhor. They become predatory and goading, and will attack people and property only symbolically connected to their focus of resentment. It seems that the anonymity leads to a loss of personal identity and responsibility.
Root Hierarchy, and so has a central importance for all endeavour.is at the heart of the
Primary Hierarchy of ( ) whose contents are too fundamental for consideration here.emanates the
The Primary Structural Hierarchy ( ) is likely to be significant, in that preliminary inquiries suggest that it may be built around organizing awareness, enabling thinking. It provides structures that may be the basis for generating a self-concept and social roles.
The Principal Typology ( ) has been well-studied and validated. It defines the 7 approaches to developing and identity (i.e. based on identification). Within this, is . While not everyone takes as a preferred mode of existence, everyone must engage with it at times and certainly when part of a social group undergoing a major experience.
is a type of identity growth that:
These provide the psychological infrastructure for the fundamentals ofin general and in particular the phenomena of .
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Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010