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*** Articles and Article abstracts ****
+ AFF News, 01.02: Giambalvo, Carol: "Post-Cult Problems: An Exit Counselor's Perspective"
+ AFF News, 02.01: Martin, Paul, Ph.D.: "Pitfalls To Recovery"
+ AFF News, 02.02: Ford, Wendy: "The Role of the Family"
+ AFF News, 02.05: Lifton, Robert J., M.D.: "Cult Formation"
+ AFF News, 02.06: Rosedale, Herb: "Annual Report From the President"
+ AFF News, 03.01: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "Crazy" Therapies: What are They? Do They Work? - The Therapeutic Relationship
+ AFF News, 03.03: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "We Own Her Now"
+ AFF News, 03.05: Rosedale, Herb: "Conference Report"
+ AFF News, 03.06: Rosedale, Herb: "Annual Report: Letter From the President"
+ AFF News, 04.02: Stein, Alexandra: "Recovering From a Political Cult"
+ AFF News, 04.03: Henry, Roseanne: "Why We Need To Become Spiritual Consumers"
^^ Why Cultic Groups Develop and Flourish: A Historian's Perspective
Adams, Donna L.: "Brief Report: Perceived Psychological Abuse and the Cincinnati Church of Christ"
AFF: "Custody and Forensic Readings"
AIS: "Grupos de Manipulacion Psicologica en Cataluna"
Alamo: "IRS Auctions Alamo Property"
Almendros, Carmen: "Book of Abstracts - Madrid 2005 Conferenced"
Alonso, Ferran: "Legal Regulations and Police Responsibilities with Regard to Totalitarian Groups"
American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Bioethics: "Religious Exemptions from Child Abuse Statutes"
American Psychiatric Association: "Statement on Repressed Memories of Abuse"
Amitrani, Alberto & Di Marzio, Raffaella: "Blind or Just Don't Want to See: Brainwashing, Mystification, and Suspicion"
Amitrani, Alberto & Di Marzio, Raffaella: "Min Control in New Religious Movements and the American Psychological Association"
Andron, Sandy, Ed.D.: "Problem Solving An Approach for the Cult-Impacted Family"
Anonymous.: "The Art of Hoping: A Mother�s Story"
APA: "Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse"
APA: "What is Hypnosis"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Ancient Astronauts"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Astrology"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Distinguishing Science and Pseudoscience"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Extrasensory Perception -- Telepathy"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Extrasensory Perception"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Fortean Fallacy"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Ghosts"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Kirlean Photography"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Modern Visitors"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Monsters"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Mystical Physics"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Predicting the Future"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Psychic Detectives"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Reincarnation, Life after Death, Astral Travel"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Science Fiction in Pseudoscience"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Spiritualism"
Astop: "Fact Sheet Unlikely Events -- And Coincidence"
Bardin, David J., Esq.: "Psychological Coercion & Human Rights: Mind Control ('Brainwashing') Exists"
Bardin, David, Esq.: "Meditation, Delusion and Deception"
Benjamin, Elliot, Ph.D.: "On Avatar" - AFF E-Newsletter
Benjamin, Elliot, Ph.D.: "On Conversations with God"
Borgman, Dean: "Social Influences on Youth"
Borowick v. Shay
Boulette, Teresa Ramirez, Ph.D.: "Mind Control and the Battering of Women"
Boyle, Robin A.: "How Children in Cults May Use Emancipation Laws to Free Themselves"
Boyle, Robin, J.D.: "Women, the Law, and Cults: Three Avenues of Recourse--New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, and Antistalking Laws"
Boyle, Robin, J.D.: "Women, the Law, and Cults: Three Avenues of Recourse--New Rape Laws, Violence Against Women Act, and Antistalking Laws" - abstract
Bussell, Harold: "Checks on Power and Authority in the New Testament"
Can Hypnosis Explain Cult Conversion?
Chambers, Robert, Ph.D. et al.: "The Group Psychological Abuse Scale"
Cialdini, Robert B. Ph.D.: "Influence"
Clearinghouse on Child ABuse and Neglect: "Religious Immunity Bibliography"
Council of Europe's Report 1/8
de Cordes, Henri: "Preventing Cultic Deviations in Europe: Reply to Singelenbereg's Comment"
de Cordes, Henri: "Preventing Cultic/Sectarian Deviations in Europe: Policies that Differ"
Dole, Arthur A., Ph.D. "How We Rescued Our Daughter"
Dowhower, Richard, Rev.: "Religion Versus Cult"
Dowhower, Richard: "Cults: What Clergy Should Know
Eichel, Steve K. D., Ph.D.: "Building Resistance"
Enquete Commission of Germany: "Final Report on so-called Sects and Psychogroups"
Enroth, Ronald, Ph.D.: Dysfunctional Churches
Furnari, Leona: "Born or Raised in Closed, High-Demand Groups or Cults: Developmental Issues"
Garden, Mary: "The Potential for Abuse in the Guru-Disciple Relationship"
Gasde, Irene, M.S.: "Cult Experience: Psychological Abuse, Distress, Personality Characteristics, and Changes in Personal Relationships Reported by Former Members of Church Universal and Triumphant
Giambalvo, Carol: "Coping with Triggers and PTSD Symptoms"
Giambalvo, Carol: "Coping with Triggers"
Giambalvo, Carol: "Post-Cult Problems"
Giambalvo, Carol: "What is a Thought Reform Consultant?"
Gillis, Justin: "Concerned About Campus Cults, Colleges Arm Students With Facts"
Greene, Ford, Esq.: "Litigating Child Custody with Religious Cults"
Griffo, Maureen: "How Could Anyone Join a Cult"
Groenveld, Jan: "It Hurts"
Hassan, Steven: "The Strategic Interaction Approach"
Henry, Rosanne: "Anxiety and Decision-Making"
Hominik, David: "Cults in American Society: A Legal Analysis of Undue Influence, Fraud, and Misrepresentation"
How Can Young People Protect Themselves
Jonestown Index
Kandel, Randy, Ph.D., Esq.: "Litigating the Cult-Related Child Custody Case"
Karlin, Robert A., Ph.D.: "Commentary on Borawick v. Shay: Hypnosis, Social Influence, Incestuous Child Abuse, and Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Iatrogenic Creation of Horrific Memories for the Remote Past" - abstract
Karlin, Robert A., Ph.D.: "Hypnosis and the Iatrogenic Creation of Memory: On the Need for a Per Se Exclusion of Testimony Based on Hypnotically Influenced Recall" - abstract
Karlin, Robert A., Ph.D.: "In favor of a per se exclusion of hypnotically influenced testimony: A reply to Hoover"
Kropveld, Michael: "An Example for Controversy: Creating a Model for Reconciliation"
Kropveld, Michael: "Preventive Education: A North American Perspective"
Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "Repairing The Soul After A Cult Experience"
Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "We Own Her Now"
Lalich, Janja, Ph.D.: "Individual Differences Affecting Recovery"
Lalich, Janja: "Evaluating Cult Involvement"
Langone, Micahel, Ph.D.: "Deception, Dependency & Dread The Conversion Process"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D. & Nieburg, Herbert, Ph.D.: "Treatment of Satanism"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: " Secular and Religious Critiques of Cults"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "Academic Disputes and Dialogue Collection: Preface"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "Letter to a Former Member of a Meditation Group"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "On Dialogue Between the Two Tribes of Cultic Studies Resarchers"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "Outline: Child Literature"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "Psychological Abuse: Theoretical and Measurement Issues"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "The Comet and Its Tail"
Langone, Michael D., Ph.D.: "The Two Camps of Cultic Studies"
Langone, Michael, D. Ph.D.: "Group Psychological Abuse Scale"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "An Investigation of a Reputedly Psychologically Abusive Group that Targets College Students"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Boston Church of Christ Movement Study"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Child Custody and Cults"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Children and Cults -- excerpt from Recovery from Cults
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Cultic Studies Bibliography 2003"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Cults and Mind Control"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Cults, Conversion, Science, & Harm
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Cults: Questions and Answers"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Definitional Ambiguity"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Helping Families"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Large Group Awareness Trainings"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "New Religions and Public Policy"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "On Using the Term "Cult"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Questionnaire Study: Preliminary Report"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Reflections on Post-Cult Recovery
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Research on Destructive Cults
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "Satanism and Occult-Related Violence: What You Should Know"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "The Cult Problem in Japan"
Langone, Michael, Ph.D.: "We weren't Crazy; We were Fooled"
Langone, Michael: "Deprogramming, Exit Counseling, and Ethics: Clarifying the Confusion" - Cult Observer 10(4), 1993
Langone, Michael: "Mind-Manipulating Groups Checklist"
Levy, Lawrence, Esq.: "Prosecuting an Ex-Cult Member's Undue Influence Suit"
Lifton, Robert J., M.D.: "Cult Formation"
Lifton, Robert J., M.D.: "Lifton's Eight Criteria for Thought Reform"
Lifton, Robert J., M.D.: "Lifton's Eight Criteria for Thought Reform"
Lifton, Robert, J. M.D.: "Cult Formation"
Lilley, Cynthia: "Mother Takes-on Moon"
Litfin, Duane: "The Perils of Persuasive Preaching"
Lottick, Edward, M.D.: "Survey Reveals Physicians' Experience with Cults"
MacDonald, Gordon, Rev.: "Disciple Abuse" - abstract
Mansfield, Hal: "Identity Movement Called Cultic"
Martin, Paul, Ph.D.: "Pitfalls To Recovery"
Martin, Paul: "Overcoming the Bondage of Revictimization: A Rational/Empirical Defense of Thought Reform"
Miller, Ross: "How to Talk to People Who Are Trying to Save You"
Muster, Nori J.: "Myth and Themes of Ex-Membership"
Nievod, Abraham, Ph.D., J.D.: "Undue Influence in Contract and Probate Law"
Pelland, Marie-Andree: "French Publications on Cultic Phenomena and Related Subjects: English Summary"
Pelland, Marie-Andree: "Recension des Ecrits Portant sur le Ph�nom�ne Sectaire et Th�mes Connexe au Cours de l�Ann�e 2003"
Petukhov, Vladimir: "The Cult Movement and Religious Situation in Ukraine"
reFocus: "Characteristics of a Destructive Cult"
Rosedale, Herb: "Legal Analysis of Intent As a Continuum Emphasizing Social Context of Volition"
Rosedale, Herb:  "AFF Statement Mass Wedding of Sun Myung Moon"
Rosedale, Herbert L., Esq.: "Legal Considerations: Regaining Independence and Initiative"
Rosedale, Herbert, Esq.: "Women and Cults: A Lawyer's Perspective"
Ryan, Patrick: "Coping With Trance States" - TM-EX News
Ryan, Patrick: "Mass Suicides Timeline"
Scheflin, Alan, J.D., LL.M.: "Commentary on Borawick v. Shay"
Siegel, Shirley: "Manipulative Therapists"
Singelenberg, Richard: "Divergent European Cult Policies: A Reply to Henri de Cordes"
Singer, Margaret T., Ph.D.: "Undue Influence and Written Documents: Psychological Aspects"
Singer, Margaret Thaler, Ph.D.: "Post-Cult After Effects"
Singer, Margaret, Ph.D.: "Crazy" Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work?"
Singer, Margaret, Ph.D.: "How United States Marine Corps Differ from Cults"
Singer, Margaret: "Coming Out of the Cults"
Singet Margaret, Ph.D.: "Thought Reform Exists: Organized, Programmatic Influence"
Szubin, Adam: "Interacting with "Cults": A Policing Model"
Tobias, Madeleine: "The Role of Cognitive Distortion"
Tourish, Dennis, Ph.D.: " Ideological Intransigence, Democratic Centralism, and Cultism"
Tourish, Dennis, Ph.D.: "Cultic Dimensions of the London 7/21/ Bombings"
Van Hoey, Sara: "Cults in Court"
Vatican Report: Sects or New Religious Movements"
Vere, J. Peter: "Sifting the Wheat from the Tares: 20 Signs of Trouble in a New Religious Group"
Zablocki, Benjamin, Ph.D.: "Methodological Fallacies in Atnhony's Critiqueof  Exit Cost Analysis"
Zilliox, Larry, Jr.: "How To Find Information on a Group"
Zimbardo, Philip, Ph.D.: "Mind Control: Psychological Reality or Mindless Rhetoric?"
Zimbardo, Philip, Ph.D.: "What messages are behind today's cults?"
� Alamo: :IRS Auctions Alamo Property"
� Aum Shinrikyo "Aum Shinrikyo Disbanding Likely as Trials Proceed"
� Aum Shinrikyo "Convicted Members Return"
� Ca Van Lieng "Cult Murder-Suicide, Jonestown Again?"
� COG Rusnell, Charles: "Judge Says The Family Is Reforming" - Cult Observer, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1996
� ICC "Boston Movement Still Harming Students: CO (13)1, 1996
� Jonestown "Ask Dismissal in Ryan Murder Case
� Jonestown "Conviction in Jonestown Murder of Rep. Ryan
� Jonestown "Effects of Religious Cults on the Health and Welfare of their Converts
� Jonestown "Jim Jones Record
� Jonestown "Jim Jones Sons"
� Jonestown "Jonestown Demo in Florida
� Jonestown "Jonestown Memorial Awards to New York Educator, Counselor
� Jonestown "Jonestown Remembered
� Jonestown "Jonestown: Symbol for Our Time"
� Jonestown "Layton Trial Raised Questions of Conspiracy, Mind Control"
� Jonestown "Memorial Wall"
� Jonestown "Never Forget Jonestown" Says Rep. Ryan�s Daughter
� Jonestown "New Rev. Jim Jones
� Jonestown "People�s Temple Attorney
� Jonestown "People�s Temple Documents
� Jonestown "Remembering Jonestown
� Jonestown "Ryan Murder Charges Alive
� Jonestown "Survivors Remember People�s Temple"
� LaRouche "Matching Funds"
� Rosedale, Herbert L.:  "NPR One-sided on Moon Movement", CO 11-4, 1994
� Scientology "Don't Ask Permission"
� Scientology "Food and Drug Administration rejects Scientology's call to ban Prozac"
� Set Free "Concern about Set Free Christian Center"
� TM " How TM Will End Crime [Proposes LA pay them $165 million yearly] CO, 10(3), 93
� TM "Ex-TMers Settle [Iowa's Maharishi International University], CO8(7),91
� TM "Guru Critical of TM Meditation, CO, 10(3),93"
� Unification Church "France: "Do The Moonies Still Exist?"
� Unification Church "Scholarship" Bridgeport
� Unification Church "Suit Versus Moon University - Bridgeport, CT"


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