Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.

Donald Trump and His Followers: Are They a Cult?

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton and others explore the issue. Originally published in PsychologyToday. Is Trumpism a cult? This question, among other issues, has preoccupied certain psychiatrists and mental health professionals...

CN&R: One nation under influence

FORMER CHICO STATE PROFESSOR AND CULT EXPERT JANJA LALICH ON NXIVM DOCUMENTARIES, TRUMP AND QANON Originally published on Chico News & Reviews. Since teaching her last class at Chico State in June 2018, Janja Lalich—professor emerita of...

SEDUCED: Inside the NXIVM Cult

SEDUCED: Inside the NXIVM Cult is set to premiere on STARZ this Sunday, 10/18, at 9 pm. It will run for the following three weeks on Sunday nights and will be available for streaming. ‘Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult’ Trailer & Premiere Date For...

The Rational Choice Theory and My Friend Vito

By Luigi Corvaglia My friend Vito is a smart guy. One day his 44-inch TV broke down. They told him that the repair would cost more or less 150 Euros. However, Vito thought it would be unprofitable to repair it as he could buy a new TV at a not much...

The Power of Cults: Recovering from Religion Podcast

Shared from Bill Pricket on Facebook. Cults come in a variety of expressions, though they have commonalities. Our guest for this episode of the Recovering from Religion podcast is an expert on this subject, as well as a former cult member herself...

Cults, Explained

This full episode of Explained looks at how cults lure people in and exert control. Learn a cult’s telltale signs, and how loneliness in life and life online makes indoctrination easier than ever. Explained is on Netflix now with new episodes...

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Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.