Tag: trump

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...

Can Trump’s Hard-Core Fans Be Deradicalized?

This article originally appeared on thedailybeast.com When the president spews racism or violence, true believers respond with more. Experts say it resembles something like a cult or totalitarianism. President Donald Trump’s rally in Greenville...


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.