Jean-Marie Abgrall, where he still lives., is a French psychiatrist, criminologist, specialist in forensic medicine, cult consultant, graduate in criminal law and well-known anti-cultist. He has been an expert witness. Various groups, including the Aumism movement and the Belgian Raelian Movement, have opposed Abgrall. Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins have written that in their view, Abgralls theories of brainwashing are pseudoscientific, and so unsuitable for use as a basis for legal judgments in cases involving cult membership. They qualify Abgrall as the "leading psychiatric consultant t ...
John Jack Gordon Clark 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 testified against it to the Vermont legislature in 1976. The Psychiatric Times, when naming him 1991 psychiatrist of the year, described him as "a quiet, courageous man of conviction, who was fighting an all-too-lonely and unappreciated battle against well-financed, ruthless organizations."
Steve K. D. Eichel is a psychologist known primarily for his work on destructive cults, coercive persuasion, mind control, brainwashing, and deprogramming. He is a former President of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the 2006-07 President of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, the national membership academy comprising American Board of Professional Psychology Board-certified counseling psychologists. In 2012 he was installed as the President of the Board of the International Cultic Studies Association. Eichel graduated with his Ph.D. in 1989, from the U ...
Steven Alan Hassan is an American mental health counselor who has written on the subject of mind control and how to help people who have been harmed by the experience. He has been helping people exit destructive cults since 1976. Hassan has appeared on the TV news programs 60 Minutes, Nightline, and Dateline, and is a published author and lecturer. Hassan is a former member of the Unification Church, and he founded Ex-Moon Inc. in 1979. In 1999 Hassan developed what he describes as non-coercive methods to help members of cults to quit their groups.
Hunters career in journalism began at the Newark Ledger in New Jersey before he moved on to the Chicago Tribune s Paris edition. Hunter worked in Japan and in China from the mid-1920s to mid-1930s, during the Japanese invasion of Manchukuo and its detachment from China. He covered the Second Italo-Abyssinian War between Italy and Ethiopia and took note of the psychological warfare methods used in all those instances as well as during the preparations by Germany for World War II. According to Hunters 1958 testimony, he served for two years during World War II as a "propaganda specialist" fo ...
Janja Lalich is an American author and professor of sociology who focuses on cult groups, specializing in charismatic authority, power relations, ideology, coercion and social control.
Michael D. Langone is an American counseling psychologist who specializes in research about cultic groups and psychological manipulation. He is executive director of the International Cultic Studies Association, and founding editor of the journal Cultic Studies Journal, later the Cultic Studies Review. Langone is author and co-author of two books and several articles. He first joined the International Cultic Studies Association at that time known as the "American Family Foundation" in 1981.
Margaret Thaler Singer was a clinical psychologist and researcher with her colleague Lyman Wynne of family communication. She was a prominent figure in the study of undue influence in social and religious contexts. Singers main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing and coercive persuasion. In the 1960s she began to study the nature of social and religious group influence and mind control, and sat as a board member of the American Family Foundation and as an advisory board member of the Cult Awareness Network. She was the co-author of the book Cults in Our M ...
ⓘ Brainwashing theory proponents
- Brainwashing also known as mind control, menticide, coercive persuasion, thought control, thought reform, and re - education is the concept that the human
- who was one of the leading proponents of coercive persuasion theories to chair a taskforce to investigate whether brainwashing or coercive persuasion
- and suppressing non - traditional religions noting that Abgrall s brainwashing theory has served as the primary psychiatric rationale for anti - cult laws
- 1999 Pseudoscience and Minority Religions: An Evaluation of the Brainwashing Theories of Jean - Marie Abgrall Social Justice Research. 12 4 421 456
- for his work on destructive cults, coercive persuasion, mind control, brainwashing and deprogramming. He is a former President of the Greater Philadelphia
- PUBLISHING. Former Moonie Steven Hassan: My Fight Against Mind Control And Brainwashing International Business Times UK. 2012 - 09 - 03. Retrieved 2019 - 09 - 25.
- criticized the tactical ambiguity of brainwashing theorists like Zablocki. In Anthony s view, brainwashing proponents have, in their efforts to resurrect
- APA in 1983. The APA asked Margaret Singer, one of the leading proponents of theories of coercive persuasion, to chair a task force to: Describe the deceptive
- Janja Lalich is an American author and professor of sociology who focuses on cult groups, specializing in charismatic authority, power relations, ideology
- however, that are key to the religious human rights debates - apostates, brainwashing undue influence, compromised academic research, sect membership and