New Religious Movements are composed from
Since such a group exists in an individual (the
belongingness is psichological, phenomenologically real and has important
self-evaluative consequences) he or she manifests a group behavior also in
absence of physical presence of others. Thus, the theory of social
identity enables us to understand “invisible” groups, such as Internet
communities, and also to develop our explanation of group dynamics without the
concept of personal attraction (cohesiveness) of members.