Brainwashing and abuse: one woman reveals what it’s really like to be in a cult

Brainwashing and abuse: one woman reveals what it’s really like to be in a cult
  Alexandra Stein Stylist August 30, 2018 ” … A former cult member shares her story, and shines a light on the horrifying psychology of cults around the world.”   ​” … ​A wannabe cult leader can use anything they think will work in a given time and place as a means to draw people ...

Chapter 22: Ideological Totalism

As published in the Washington Post’s report on cults (now offline) Below is a reprint of Chapter 22 of Robert Jay Lifton’s book,“Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of ‘Brainwashing’ in China.” Lifton, a psychiatrist and distinguished professor at the City University of New York, has studied the psychology of extremism for decades. ...