Scientific Research and New Religions AAAS Symposium on cults, psychology, etc. Robert Balch, Thomas Robbins, Joel Fort, David A Snow, et al


Title: Scientific Research and New Religions: Divergent Perspectives (Proceedings of the 64th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division - Volume 2, Part 2, October 31, 1985)

Author: Edited by Brock K. Kilbourne.
Papers presented by: Susan Anderson, Robert W. Balch, John G. Clark Jr., Lee Coleman, Joel Fort, Marc Galanter, Brock K. Kilbourne, Michael D. Langon, Edward Levine, Richard Machalek, James T. Richardson, Thomas Robbins, Lita Linzer Schwartz, David A. Snow, Thomas Ungerleider, Marjorie Fisher Zerin]

Description: Softcover. Clean and unmarked. 180 pages.

Papers given at the June 1983 symposium, held at Utah State University:
- Introduction (Brock K. Kilbourne).
- Identifying Coercion and Deception in Social Systems (Susan Anderson).
- What's Wrong with the Study of New Religions and What We Can Do About It (Robert W. Balch).
- Using Psychiatry to Fight ''Cults'': Three Cases (Lee Coleman). What is ''Brainwashing'' and Who Says So? (Joel Fort).
- New Religious Movements and Large-Group Psychology (Marc Galanter).
- Standardized Procedures, Psychological Norms, and New Religious Affiliation (Michael D. Langon and John G. Clark, Jr.).
- Religious Cults: A Social-Psychiatric Analysis (Edward Levine).
- Neglected Issues in the Study of Conversion (Richard Machalek and David A. Snow).
- Methodological Considerations in the Study of New Religions (James T. Richardson).
- Are Conflicting Images of ''Cults'' Susceptible to Empirical Resolution (Thomas Robbins).
- Viewing the Cults: Differences of Opinion (Lita Linzer Schwartz).
- The Pied Piper Phenomenon: Family Systems and Vulnerability to Cults ( Marjorie Fisher Zerin).
- [Summary] Researching the Researcher (Thomas Ungerleider).

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Place: San Francisco, California
Year: 1985

Keywords: sociology, cults, psychology, AAAS, proceedings,

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