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Lalich, Janja

Overview
Works: 16 works in 76 publications in 7 languages and 4,712 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Controversial literature  Biography  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Janja Lalich
Bounded choice : true believers and charismatic cults by Janja Lalich( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cults in our midst by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Captive hearts, captive minds : freedom and recovery from cults and abusive relationships by Madeleine Landau Tobias( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crazy" therapies : what are they?, do they work? by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While it is true that millions of people are greatly helped by psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group, and other types of legitimate therapies, each year thousands of vulnerable and unsuspecting individuals go to and trust practitioners who persuade clients to accept various unfounded and fanciful methods. Generally these enthusiastic - and perhaps ill-trained - therapists are themselves convinced of the healing powers of an array of techniques, some dating back far into time, that range from hilarious to hazardous. Some clients are helped - most likely as a result of a placebo effect; some lose precious time and money; and yet others are psychologically damaged by some rather offbeat and irrational procedures. Past-life therapy, alien-abduction therapy, rebirthing, and skull bone adjustments, to name a few, might be laughable if the results of some of these bizarre practices weren't so potentially wasteful and at times harmful. Written by Margaret Thaler Singer and Janja Lalich, the book describes actual case histories of people who participated in a variety of controversial therapies. Methods and guidelines distinguishing a legitimate therapeutic approach from one that is irrational, possibly harmful, and sometimes unethical are outlined by the authors. They also offer specific advice on how to avoid the risks of emotional and psychological entanglement with an influential practitioner putting forth a seductive theory
Escaping utopia : growing up in a cult, getting out, and starting over by Janja Lalich( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Close, Rose McGowan and Leah Remini. Humorist Garrison Keillor. Musician Lisa Marie Presley. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Each of these well-know people has more than fame in common; each was born or raised in a cult. We think of cults as bizarre, inexplicable, or otherworldly places that only strange people inhabit, but cults and other abusive and high-demand groups (and relationships) are actually quite commonplace. In fact, the behaviors, social pressures, and authoritarian structures that create cults exist to a greater or lesser extent in every human relationship and every human group. Cult behavior is human behavior--and by studying cults, we can learn remarkably useful things about the social world and our place in it. In the first in-depth research of its kind, sociologist and cult expert Janja Lalich interviewed sixty-five people who were born in or grew up in thirty-nine different cultic groups spanning more than a dozen countries. What's especially interesting about these individuals is that they each left the cult on their own, without outside help or internal support. In Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over, Lalich and award-winning author (and fellow cult survivor) Karla McLaren craft Lalich's original and groundbreaking research into an accessible and engaging book, the first of its kind focusing on this particular population. Lalich and McLaren explore fundamental questions about human nature, human development, group dynamics, abuse and control, and triumphs of the human spirit in the face of intense and extended suffering."--Provided by publisher
Take back your life : recovering from cults and abusive relationships by Janja Lalich( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekten : wie Menschen ihre Freiheit verlieren und wiedergewinnen können by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sekten bedrohen die Freiheit unserer Gesellschaft von innen. Sie sind diktatorisch strukturiert und haben in der Regel einen einzigen Daseinszweck: die Mehrung von Reichtum, Macht und Einfluß ihrer Führer. Die verbreitete Ansicht, nur psychisch kranke Menschen wären für Sekten anfällig, entspricht nicht den Tatsachen. Niemand ist vor ihren raffinierten Rekrutierungsmethoden sicher. Das Buch beantwortet die wesentlichen Fragen: - Was macht eine Gruppe zur Sekte? - Mit welchen Methoden rekrutieren Sekten neue Mitglieder? - Wie werden Mitglieder abhängig gemacht und dazu gebracht, eine Pseudopersönlichkeit anzunehmen? - Was können Familien tun, die einen Angehörigen an eine Sekte verloren haben? - Welche Art von Hilfen brauchen Menschen, um aussteigen zu können und wieder ins Leben zurückzufinden? Der Anhang des Buches enthält ein ausführliches Verzeichnis von Sektenberatungsstellen
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: James Lewis and Janja Lalich discuss religious cults; Weldon Kennedy and Frank Keating discuss the Timothy McVeigh trial; Robert Rubin and Sam Nunn discuss the economy; Rev. Robert Schuller discusses religion and public life
Las sectas entre nosotros by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi sheng tiao jiao bing ren jian jiao by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El terrible poder de las sectas by Madeleine Landau Tobias( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psicoterapie folli : conoscerle e difendersi by Margaret Thaler Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiyū eno dasshutsu : Karuto no subete to maindo kontorōru karano kaihō to kaifuku( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True believers and charismatic cults by Janja Lalich( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Przewodzenie przy użyciu emocji( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Escaping Utopia by Janja Lalich( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bounded choice : true believers and charismatic cults
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Cults in our midstCaptive hearts, captive minds : freedom and recovery from cults and abusive relationships"Crazy" therapies : what are they?, do they work?Take back your life : recovering from cults and abusive relationshipsLas sectas entre nosotros
Alternative Names
Janja Lalich sociologist

Lalich, Janja Anne.

Джанья Лалич

לליק, ג'נג'ה, 1945-

ラリック, ジャンジャ

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