Students

Videos listed at bottom.
Resources to help students gain a general understanding of cultic dynamics and effects.
 Priority resources are bolded.


Videos (ICSA YouTube Channel)


Characteristics of Cultic Groups. Michael Langone 

Clinical Update on Cults. Michael Langone. Psychiatric Times, July 1996 

Cold Reading: The Tricks of the Psychics. William Goldberg, MSW, BCD 

Cult Formation. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 8(1), 1991, 1-6 

Dysfunctional Churches. Ronald Enroth. Cult Observer, (9)4, 1992 

Family Dynamics During a Cult Crisis. Douglas Agustin. ICSA Today, 2(2), 2-5 

Governments and Cults. Michael Kropveld. ICSA E-Newsletter, 7(2), 2008

How Can Young People Protect Themselves Against Cults?  Michael D. Langone, PhD

How Could Anyone Join a Cult?!! Maureen Griffo 

How to Talk to People Who are Trying to Save You. Ross Miller. Cultic Studies Journal, 2(2), 1986, Page 296-297 

Influence. Robert Cialdini 


On Resisting Social InfluenceSusan Andersen, PhD & Philip Zimbardo, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 1(2), 1984, 196-219

On Using the Term "Cult."  Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq. and Michael D. Langone, PhD

Physical Child Abuse in Sects. Lois Kendall, PhD. ICSA Today, 2(2), 2011 

Prevalence.  Michael Langone

Religion vs. Cult. Rev. Richard Dowhower 

Six Conditions for Thought Reform. Margaret T. Singer PhD 

Ten Steps to Critical Thinking. Robert Fellows. From Easily Fooled, copyright © 2000 by Robert Fellows 



Vulnerable Characteristics. Robert Fellows, MTS. From Easily Fooled. Copyright Robert Fellows 

What Messages are Behind Today's Cults? Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D. Monitor of the American Psychological Association, May 1997, 14

When You’re Asked About Cults. Robert Fellows, MTS. From Easily Fooled. Copyright Robert Fellows 

Why We Need To Become Spiritual Consumers. Rosanne Henry, M.A.; Sharon Colvin 
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Videos
The following are available on ICSA's YouTube channel:
Cults: Saying NO Under Pressure
What is a Cult and How Does it Work?