Cults and New Religious Movements: A Report of the American Psychiatric Association

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1989 - 346 páginas
Findings of a three-year study by the Committee on Psychiatry and Religion. Attempts to present a balanced view of the complexity of the phenomenon, the controversies arising from it, and recommendations on issues where standards of clinical practice and legality are clear. Annotation copyright Boo

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Psychotherapy of Cult Members
3
Civil Liberties Cults and New Religious Movements The Psychiatrists Role
13
Perspective on Cults and New Religious Movements
21
Introduction
23
Cults and New Religious Movements
25
The Social Context
41
New Religious Movements in Historical Perspective
43
Contemporary Youth Their Psychological Needs And Beliefs
85
Psychological Perspectives on Cult Leadership
147
Persuasive Techniques in Contemporary Cults A Public Health Approach
165
Religious Cult Membership A Sociobiologic Model
193
Entry and Departure from the Sects
209
The Psychology of Induction A Review and Interpretation
211
Deprogramming Involuntary Departure Coercion and Cults
239
Legal and Social Implications
255
The Civil Liberties of Religious Minorities
257

The Impact Of Membership
93
Life in the Cults
95
Families of Cult Members Consultation And Treatment
109
Psychotherapeutic Implications of New Religious Affiliation
127
Group Function And Social Control
145
Options for Legal Intervention
291
Public Reaction Against New Religious Movements
305
Index
335
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Marc Galanter, M.D., is Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center in New York, New York.

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