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Cults in our midst

Author: Margaret Thaler Singer; Janja Lalich
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1995.
Series: Jossey-Bass Behavioral Science Series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 expose' 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ouvrages de controverse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Thaler Singer; Janja Lalich
ISBN: 0787900516 9780787900519
OCLC Number: 31170479
Description: xxiv, 381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Defining cults --
Brief history of cults --
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 --
Threat of intimidation --
Rescuing the children --
Leaving the cult --
Recovery: coming out of the pseudopersonality.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass Behavioral Science Series.
Responsibility: Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich ; foreword by Robert Jay Lifton.
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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 expose' 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.

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