Michael Langone
Michael D. Langone is an American counseling psychologist who specializes in research about "cultic" groups and the pseudoscience of psychological manipulation. He is executive director of the Interna...
Steven Hassan
Steven Alan Hassan (born 1954) is a licensed mental health counselor who has written extensively on the subject of cults. He is the author of three books on the subject of destructive cults, and what ...
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Jean-Marie Abgrall
Jean-Marie Abgrall, born April 12, 1950 in Toulon, France, where he still lives., is a French psychiatrist, criminologist, specialist in forensic medicine, cult consultant, graduate in criminal law an...
John Gordon Clark
John 'Jack' Gordon Clark (1926–1999) was a Harvard psychiatrist known for his research on the alleged damaging effects of cults.He was the target of harassment from the Church of Scientology after he ...
APA taskforce on Deceptive and Indirect Techniques of Persuasion and Control
The APA Task Force on Deceptive and Indirect Methods of Persuasion and Control (DIMPAC) formed at the request of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1983. The APA asked Margaret Singer, on...
Edward Hunter (U.S. journalist)
Edward Hunter (1902–1978) was an American journalist, author and intelligence agent. He is credited with popularizing the use of the term "brainwashing" in English, and collected a large number of ex...
Margaret Singer
Margaret Thaler Singer (1921–2003) was a clinical psychologist and opponent of new religious movements (which she called "cults").Singer's main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy...