Abstract The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nature of one very controversial organisation, Scientology. More specifically which social and psychological needs this organisation seems able to satisfy for an individual. In order to meet this end we have found a thematic analysis to be required. In this analysis we work under the assumption that individual identity and the urge to be part of a community are conflicting by nature. Through our work it has become abundantly clear that Scientology does indeed posses the ability to fulfil many fundamental needs of many a person. After this realization we found it substantial to uncover whether or not these needs were met through means of manipulation. The product of our work yielded, amongst other things, the realization that even though we discovered manipulation within the organisation the very notion of the word manipulation is very dubious. However, by the definition derived from Klaus Kjøller it is possible to classify almost every social interaction as being manipulative in one way or another.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||30 maj 2013|