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- Organizations which because of their charismatic qualities or teachings can influence their members to certain forms of behavior which may be viewed as out of the ordinary.
Cults and Mind Control

Brainwashing and Mind Control Controversies - An Article. 3/5
Brainwashing by Religious Cults - An Article with related link resources.  3/5
Combatting Cult Mind Control - This site is dedicated to respect for human rights, spirituality, and consumer awareness. We endeavor to be a safe place where you can turn to for resources, news and information about destructive cults, and mind control techniques, as well as learn how to help yourself and others. We offer a unique method of specialized counseling, called the Strategic Interaction Approach (SIA), which is better than either exit counseling or deprogramming as a way to help people who are negatively impacted by cult involvement. 4/5 Student
Ex Cult Archive - Particular "cult" groups are named here solely because criticism of their practices has been brought to the attention of the site sponsor, and inclusion does not indicate endorsement of that criticism. Readers are invited to examine the available evidence and form their own opinions about these organizations.   4/5 Student 
Information about Cults AAF - AFF, the leading professional organization concerned about cults and psychological manipulation, was founded 20 years ago in 1979. AFF is known for its professionalism, for building its practical educational services for families, former group members, helping professionals, educators, and young people on a base of scholarly study and research.   4/5 Student 
Mind Control or Brainwashing Among Jehovah's Witnesses? - An Article.   3/5
Psychology of Spiritual Sects, Religion, Prediction - Herewith a tentative summary of factors operative in spiritual movements. A psychologist may well do the same for other groups such as stamp-collectors (few people within the have to bear the burden yet are being criticized etc., etc.), sport-associations and political parties.  3/5
The Anti-Cult Movement - Various groups within the ACM have differing concepts about what defines a cult. They often list a group of factors that a cult exhibits. "Characteristics of a Destructive Cult"  at reFOCUS lists five. They do not say how many of the 5 must be present in order for a faith group to be called a cult.   3/5
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