When you think of a cult, what image pops into your head? Is it one of violence or extremism? Is it people in all white praying and worshipping a guru? What exactly defines a cult? We answer these questions and more this week on Viewpoints.
- Dr. Janja Lalich, professor emerita, sociology, University of California State University & founder, Center for Research on Influence and Control
- Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, professor, psychiatry, Columbia University and author, Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry
Links for more information:
- Cult Research: Dr. Janja Lalich
- Amazon: Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry