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Author Singer, Margaret Thaler, author

Title Cults in our midst / Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich ; foreword by Robert Jay Lifton
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1995]


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Description xxiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
Jossey-Bass behavioral science series.
Contents Defining cults -- A brief history of cults -- The process of brainwashing, psychological coercion, and thought reform -- What's wrong with cults? -- Recruiting new members -- Physiological persuasion techniques -- Psychological persuasion techniques -- Intruding into the workplace -- The threat of intimidation -- Rescuing the children -- Leaving the cult -- Recovery : coming out of the pseudopersonality -- Postscript: The millennium, cults, and the end of the century
Summary The country's leading authority on cults, Margaret Thaler Singer, calls on her nearly fifty years of expertise to write the definitive book on cults. Written with author and former cult member Janja Lalich, Singer's first book is a shocking exposé that reveals what cults are and how they work. Cults in our midst offers vital information on how to help people escape cult entrapments and recover from the experience. This compelling book debunks commonly held myths and answers perplexing questions about cults. Cults in our midst is filled with practical strategies and suggestions for understanding the cult phenomenon and helping the cult members break free
Analysis Leadership
Overseas item
Religious cults
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
Notes Text in Chinese
Subject Brainwashing -- United States.
Cults -- Controversial literature.
Cults -- Psychology.
Cults -- United States -- Psychology.
Persuasion (Psychology)
Psychology, Religious.
Group Processes.
Persuasive Communication.
Religion and Psychology.
United States -- Religion -- 1960-
Author Lalich, Janja, author
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926- writer of foreword
LC no. 94033598
ISBN 0787900516