How cult leader Charles Manson was able to manipulate his ‘family’ to commit murder

Dubrow-Marshall, LJ ORCID: 0000-0003-4092-6599 and Dubrow-Marshall, R ORCID: 0000-0001-6916-0780 2017, 'How cult leader Charles Manson was able to manipulate his ‘family’ to commit murder' , The Conversation .

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On the occasion of Charles Manson's death, this blog analysed the coercive control exerted by Manson on his followers which resulted in them committing numerous murders upon his instructions but without him being present when they occurred. Factors including Manson's charisma, optimism bias, drug-induced altered states of consciousness, and the promise of a revolution in which the followers would hold privileged status were considered.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: The Conversation
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Depositing User: Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 15:54

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