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Cultic Studies Journal

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

Cultic Studies Review (CSR)

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

Periodicals: Cultic Studies Journal

Founded in 1984, the Cultic Studies Journal (CSJ) is a semi-annual, peer reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that seeks to advance the understanding of cultic processes and their relation to society, including broad social and cultural implications as well as effects on individuals and families.

Abstracted in Psychological Abstracts and Religion Index, it is the only scholarly journal devoted to this field of inquiry. The cultic processes of concern to the CSJ are directly related to the research traditions of thought reform and the psychology of social influence.

The Cultic Studies Journal editorial board  is composed of academicians from major universities and nationally recognized experts in the field.

Free sample available on request.

Sample articles include:

  • The Council of Europe’s Report on Sects and New Religious Movements
  • Post-Cult Symptoms as Measured by the MCMI Before and After Residential Treatment
  • Psychological Abuse
  • The Individual Cult Experience Index: The Assessment of Cult Involvement and Its Relationship to Postcult Distress
  • Sex, Lies, and Grand Schemes of Thought in Closed Groups
  • Pseudo-identity and the Treatment of Personality Change in Victims of Captivity and Cults
  • Group Influence and the Psychology of Cultism Within Re-evaluation Counseling: A Critique


Back Issues ID: PCSJ
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