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Psychological Manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements


How to Use This Resource Guide

The purpose of this resource guide is to make inquirers aware of the wide range of resources available through AFF and to direct inquirers to those resources that are most likely to be useful to them. A detailed table of contents follows this section.

To most efficiently use this guide, we suggest that you follow these steps:

Review the section(s) of Suggestions for Inquirers which seem(s) most relevant to your needs. See table below.

Suggestions For Inquirers

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New Internet Journal:

Cultic Studies Review (CSR) is a triannual Internet journal of news, research, and opinion published by AFF (American Family Foundation).

Although designed as an Internet journal, CSR is also available in an optional print version.

CSR is the successor to Cults and Society, and AFF's print periodicals: Cultic Studies Journal and The Cult Observer, both published from 1984 to 2001.

The former was a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal; the latter summarized and excerpted press reports about cults and other groups that arouse concern.
Like its predecessor periodicals, CSR maintains a distinguished editorial advisory board.

Subscribers to AFF’s free e-mail newsletter, AFF News Briefs, will be notified about the Internet magazine. Subscribe to AFF News Briefs.

AFF provides information on resource organizations and persons to facilitate information seeking, and does not endorse or necessarily agree with information or opinions, which can change, that these resources provide. We advise inquirers to be discerning and to examine multiple sources of information.

This resource guide, which we send free to thousands of people, represents a great expenditure of manpower and printing and postage costs. Please consider making a generous donation so that we may continue to help others. Thank you!

May 1998


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