Dr Janja Lalich Explains Cult Psychology: “The Self-Sealing System”

Dr Janja Lalich Explains Cult Psychology: “The Self-Sealing System”

In this clip from my interview with sociologist and cult expert, Dr. Janja Lalich, we discussed how the NXIVM cult fits within her description of cult psychology and tactics. She helpfully explains her concept of a cult as a “self-sealing system” and also describes how they function, in terms of psychology and tactics.

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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.