9th multidisciplinary international

Conference of Biological Psychiatry

«Stress and Behavior»

Proceedings of the 9th International Multidisciplinary Conference «Stress and behavior» Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 16-19 May 2005.

Editor: Allan V. Kalueff, PhD

CONFERENCE PLENARY LECTURES

PSYCHIC TERRORISM — NON-LETHAL ARMS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

P.I. Sidorov

Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia On the basis of the analysis of references and our own studies, the factors of mental ecology of modern Russia were systematized, the levels of sociogenesis of dependent behavior and descriptions of the main social groups were identified. At the example of the model of totalitarian cults' activities, the scale of psychic terrorism was shown, the stages of interaction with a psychomanipulator and the features of neophytes' latent psychological victimization were described. The main mechanisms of influence over a personality in a totalitarian cult (monologicity, mythologicity, emotionality, collectivism, counterargumentation, intolerance, selectivity, manipulativity, paranormality, rituality) were discussed. The model was proposed of dependent cult behavior development including the consecutive stages of sociogenesis, psychogenesis and pathogenesis. The comparison of the terrorist organizations' activity and the totalitarian neocults' activity allows us to refer the last to psychic terrorism that includes manipulative influences on human psyche with the goal to destruct his/her individuality and for mercenary subordination of behavior. Psychic terrorism is the most mass form of non-lethal weapons. The main characteristics of the non-lethal technologies with the psychotraumatizing effect as well as medical after-effects of psychological weapons use and fighting psychological wars were systematized.

Psychopharmacol. Biol. Narcol. 2005. Vol. 5, N 2. P. 881

Psyhopharmacology & biological narcology

ISSN 1606-8181