Leaders and Followers

Leaders and Followers

Author: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Psychiatry and Religion

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 0873182006

Category: Medical

Page: 86

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Psychiatrists are in a unique position to understand the personalities, needs, and motivations of cult leaders and followers. This report assumes that unique vantage point in its review of the cult phenomenon. What are the psychiatric attributes of cult leaders and followers? Why do individuals join cults? Can cults play a constructive role in an individual's life? And how can psychiatrists help family and friends deal with cult members? Supported by numerous references, this report presents statistics and colorful descriptions of American cults and their effect on those who embrace them.
Cult Leaders
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Karen Burns Kellaher
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Profiles the lives and unusual teachings of six charismatic cult leaders: Mother Ann Lee, Father Divine, L. Ron Hubbard, Sun Myung Moon, Jim Jones, and David Koresh.
Charismatic Cult Leaders
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thomas Streissguth
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: The Oliver Press, Inc.

Describes the lives and teachings of religious leaders who departed from the mainstream and were considered founders of cults, including John of Leiden, leader of the Anabaptists of sixteenth-century Munster, and Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, as well as L. Ron Hubbard, Jim Jones, David Koresh, and others
Leaders and Followers
Language: en
Pages: 86
Authors: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Psychiatry and Religion
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

Psychiatrists are in a unique position to understand the personalities, needs, and motivations of cult leaders and followers. This report assumes that unique vantage point in its review of the cult phenomenon. What are the psychiatric attributes of cult leaders and followers? Why do individuals join cults? Can cults play
Cult Leaders
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Psychiatry and Religion
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: New York Times Educational Publishing

Why do we need to know about cult leaders? Because anyone can be manipulated by them. From the rich and famous to the poor and lonely, people believe in the worlds created by these extraordinarily charismatic and persuasive manipulators. But promises of a better life often lead to something dark,
Bounded Choice
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Janja A. Lalich
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: University of California Press

Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. This