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The Fundamentalist MindsetPsychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History$
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Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001

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Fundamentalist Faith States

Fundamentalist Faith States

Regulation Theory as a Framework for the Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism

(p.80) 8 Fundamentalist Faith States
The Fundamentalist Mindset

Daniel Hill

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the emerging regulation theory as a framework for understanding the psychology of rank-and-file religious fundamentalists. It demonstrates that regulation theory explains both the fearful state that we observe in fundamentalists as well as problematic psychological characteristics that we have come to associate with them: Manichaean thinking, undue submission to and idealization of authority, a lack of curiosity and doubt, dissociation, and reliance on projection and splitting.

Keywords:   fundamentalism, fundamentalist mindset, regulation theory, religious fundamentalists

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