Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2014/Cults and motivation
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Food for thought
Hello, can I just say yours so far was one of the most interesting I have read! Very insightful, I find cults fascinating, always a classic when there is a story on 60 minutes regarding them. Just some quick food for thought, with all the current drama in the middle east at the moment, what do you think the classification of radical group ISIS is? We are seeing kids from all around the world being convinced to leave home and join their cause, do you think this could maybe be regarded as cult? I am not sure what defines a cult but just thought with the current affairs it could be something to look at! Keep it up look forward to reading the finished product :) --U3083978 (discuss • contribs) 10:06, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the comment :) I've included a subheading called 'cults and terrorism' and that's where I will address groups such as ISIS, from my reading I am under the impression that don't like to be referred to as 'cults' but if the shoe fits... Thanks for the feed back!
Hey there, I have always wondered what the motivation is for an individual to join cults, so I'm glad that this topic is being covered! So far a very interesting concept of what you have posted, and I look forward to read the rest when its finished. I would suggest if you could find some personal stories or comments r from individuals who have joined cults & their personal reasoning could be really interesting? As well as providing cultural views on cults? Keep up the good work. --U3069714 (discuss • contribs) 07:44, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Fantastic work uploaded so far. You have a very clear academic style of writing, publishable! I find the subject of cults fascinating and have done a lot of my own research on the topic. One idea for external multimedia is to link readers to high quality documentaries available online. For example, I learned a lot from watching this one on the Jonestown massacres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9o1vUSLhOs. Maybe in the 'See also' section you could have a little list of good docos. Try documentaryaddict.com under the Crime or Psychology section if you are having trouble finding good ones. Can't wait to read the rest of your article! --U3090859 (discuss • contribs) 07:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Hey! This is so so so interesting! Can't wait to see it all finished :) maybe add in a few more interactive things to break it all up a bit. Photos, images, graphs, etc. Even in side text boxes, Moodle has heaps of posts on coding for images and tables and everything if you get stuck :) I've found that to be really helpful for me. Good luck with the rest! --188.8.131.52 (discuss) 10:20, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Just a few comments
So I find this super interesting! I'm really interested in these topics, I think it's great that you're adding parts about individuals who have escaped cults. In regards to heavens gate, it's also pretty interesting that certain people are still alive from the cult, this article somewhat talks about the cult too http://www.academia.edu/3791723/George_D_Chryssides_Heaven_s_Gate_Postmodernity_and_Popular_Culture_in_a_Suicide_Group it's less about the cult aspect and more about how it appears in todays culture.
Also, I'm doing my chapter about serial killers motivation. So we could potentially link our articles
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Overall, this chapter provides a reasonably good insight into what motivates people to join cults. Theory is well-covered. Research is limited. Written expression is good, with some limitations - see comments below and these copyedits: