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Boston Movement: Critical Perspectives on the International Churches
of Christ, edited by Carol Giambalvo
- Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults
and Abusive Relationships, by Madeleine Landau Tobias, Janja
Lalich and Michael Langone
- Coercive Persuasion: A Socio-psychological Analysis of the
"Brainwashing" of American Civilian Prisoners by the Chinese
Communists, by Edgar H. Schein, with Inge Schneier and
Curtis H. Barker. New York: W.W. Norton, 1961.
- Combatting Cult Mind Control, by Steven Hassan
Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? by Margaret Thaler
Singer and Janja Lalich
- Cults: What Parents Should Know, by Joan C. Ross and
Michael D. Langone
- Cults in Our Midst, by Margaret Thaler Singer with
- Exit Counseling: A Family Intervention, by Carol Giambalvo
Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James Randi
Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer
and Diana Alstad
- How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday
Life, by Thomas Gilovich
the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's
Family by Nansook Hong
- Influence: The New Psychology of Modern Persuasion, by
Life 102: What to Do When Your Guru Sues You,
by Peter McWilliams
from Abusive Groups, by Wendy Ford
Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and
Spiritual Abuse, edited by Michael D. Langone
- Releasing the
Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves by Steven Hassan
America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change by Flo
Conway and Jim Siegelman
- Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of
Brainwashing in China, by R. J. Lifton, M.D.
True Believer by Eric Hoffer
Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study by Leon Festinger.
Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American
Society, by Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.
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