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Appendix C:
Answer Key to Study Questions

Note that some of these materials were written about young people, when most of the people recruited and having left cults were young. The cults now include all age groups. Much of this material is still applicable and to all ages.

Please remember these questions and answers are simply a learning aid. This is not a test to determine your worth. Become aware of any all-or-nothing reactions you may have to this learning process and adjust such expectations.

``Coming Out of the Cults'' (Singer, 1979)

1. They expected to learn from the participants and to relieve some of the participants' distress by offering a setting for mutual support. They wanted to help explain the processes and mechanisms for behavior change.

2. During periods of depression and confusion, when they had a sense that life was meaningless.

3. (1) Depression, (2) loneliness, (3) indecisiveness, (4) slipping into altered states, (5) blurring of mental acuity, (6) uncritical passivity, (7) fear of the cult, (8) the fishbowl effect, (9) the agonies of explaining, (10) guilt, (11) perplexities about altruism, (12) money, (13) elite no more.

4. ?

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