Sunday, April 02, 2006

The International Cultic Studies Association Adds MOVE To It's List Of Groups

The International Cultic Studies Association has added MOVE to it's list of groups and has provided links to this blog as well as my other website about MOVE.

It is an honor for me to be associated with the ICSA in any way as it is an organization that provides a wellspring of information and covers all aspects of cult research. I would encourage everyone to check out the group's website.

ICSA’s Cult Info Books

Information on cults, cultic groups, authoritarianism, zealotry, psychological manipulation, psychological abuse, spiritual abuse, brainwashing, mind control, thought reform, social-psychological influence and control, abusive churches, extremism, totalistic groups, new religious movements, alternative and mainstream religions, group dynamics, exit counseling, recovery, and practical suggestions for those affected by or interested in these subjects.

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is an interdisciplinary network of academicians, professionals, former group members, and families who study and educate the public about social-psychological influence and control, authoritarianism, and zealotry in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments. Founded in 1979 as AFF (American Family Foundation), ICSA took on its current name in late 2004 to better reflect the organization's focus and increasingly international and scholarly dimensions.

ICSA, the leading professional organization concerned about cultic groups and psychological manipulation, is known for its professionalism and capacity to respond effectively to families, former and current group members, helping professionals, and scholars.

ICSA’s Cultic Studies Review

Cultic Studies Review: An Internet Journal of Research, News & Opinion (CSR) is a triannual periodical published by ICSA (The International Cultic Studies Association).

English is the dominant language of the journal.

Cultic Studies Review 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. The term “cultic processes” refers to manipulative forms of social influence observed most conspicuously, though not exclusively, in certain extremist groups, and is directly related to the research traditions of thought reform and the psychology of social influence.

Although designed as an Internet journal, Cultic Studies Review is also available in an unabridged print version – Subscribe. (online ISSN: 1539-0160; print ISSN: 1539-0152)


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