The Psychology of Brainwashing

Cognitive Consistency ---Michael Rogge A Quote from “Basic Psychology”, Henry Gleitman, Norton 1983 ... people try to make sense of ...
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Ways to evaluate a group’s control over person freedom

From Chapter Four of Combating Cult Mind Control (Park Street Press, 1990) by Steven Hassan (with comments by Diane Muir) ...
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Deception, Dependency & Dread

By Michael Langone, Ph. D. American Family Foundation (With comments by Diane Muir) THE CONVERSION PROCESS Farber, Harlow, & West ...
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Spiritually Abusive Groups

Abusive groups are not outward-looking, but inward-looking, guiding members to find comfort and support and a replacement family within the ...
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A question and answer that was in the Seattle PI not long ago

Question: "I work at a community college where two instructors teach the same science course. One explains concepts clearly, and ...
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Characteristics of a Destructive Group

Authoritarian pyramid structure with authority at the top Charismatic or messianic leader(s) (Messianic meaning they either say they are God ...
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