What is a Cult and How Does it Work? Margaret T. Singer, PhD
Leaving a Cult. Margaret T. Singer, PhD
Truth From the Mouths of Babes. Eva Mackey, MD
Resources to help students gain a general understanding of cultic dynamics and effects.
Priority resources are bolded.
Videos (ICSA YouTube Channel) - recommended videos listed at bottom
ICSA members have access to additional videos from conferences and virtual events.
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
Manipulative Therapists. Shirley Siegel.
On Resisting Social Influence. Susan Andersen, PhD & Philip Zimbardo, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 1(2), 1984, 196-219
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
The ABCs of Dangerous Cults. Nori Muster
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