Manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements
Studies Review is the successor to AFF's print periodicals, Cultic
Studies Journal and The Cult Observer, both published from 1984 to 2001.
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.
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:
Council of Europes Report on Sects and New Religious Movements
- Post-Cult Symptoms as Measured by the MCMI Before and After
- 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
Issues ID: PCSJ