User:Abbie Normal/Michael Langone
|Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.|
|Fields||psychology, cults, new religious movements|
|Institutions||International Cultic Studies Association|
|Known for||Recovery from Cults, Cultic Studies Journal, founding editor|
|Notable awards||Leo J. Ryan Award, 1995|
Michael D. Langone is an American counseling psychologist who specialises in research about "cultic" groups and psychological manipulation. He is executive director of the International Cultic Studies Association and founding editor of the journal Cultic Studies Journal, later the Cultic Studies Review.
Langone is author and co-author of several books and articles. He first joined the International Cultic Studies Association (at that time known as the "American Family Foundation") in 1981.
Langone writes that cults "need not be religious in nature but may be psychotherapeutic, political, or commercial". He presents three different models for conversion and then describes his own integrative model. The deliberative model states that people are said to join cults primarily because of how they view a particular group. Langone notes that this view is most favored among sociologists and religious scholars, the "psychodynamic model", popular with some mental health professionals, individuals choose to join for fulfillment of subconscious psychological needs, and the "thought reform model" states that people do not join because of their own psychological needs, but because of the group's influence through forms of psychological manipulation.
Langone is a proponent of the theory of mind control. Anson Shupe and Susan Darnell describe the AFF, headed by Michael Langone as offering the most public support for the mind-control theory through its Cultic Studies Journal, a theory that Shupe questions .
- Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse, 1995, Michael D. Langone (Editor), 1993, ISBN 0-393-70164-6
- Cults: What Parents Should Know: A Practical Guide to Help Parents With Children in Destructive Groups, Ross and Langone, 1989, ISBN 0-8184-0511-2
- Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships, by Madeleine Landau Tobias, Janja Lalich, Michael Langone, 1994, ISBN 0-89793-144-0, ISBN 978-0-89793-144-1
- Cultic Studies Journal: a Journal on Cults and Manipulative Techniques of Social Influence, Michael Langone (Editor), ASIN B000JFOZTS
- Cultic Studies Review: An Internet Journal of Research, News & Opinion, Michael Langone (Editor), ASIN B000GF1F9O
- Research on Destructive Cults, International Congress on Totalitarian Groups and Sects, Barcelona, Spain, 1993
- "Clinical Update on Cults", Psychiatric Times, July 1996, Vol. XIII, Issue 7
- APA Presentation: The Group Psychological Abuse Scale, Presented to Division 36 (Psychology of Religion), American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August 12, 1996, William V. Chambers, Ph.D., Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., Peter Malinoski, M.A.
- "Introduction to Special Issue on Cults, Evangelicals, and the Ethics of Social Influence", Cultic Studies Journal, 1985, Volume 2, Number 2, pages 231-234
- The New Age Movement: Fad or Menace?, Arthur A. Dole, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., University of Pennsylvania, Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., American Family Foundation, Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., RETIRN, Cultic Studies Journal, 1990, Volume 7, Number 1, pages 69–91.
- Is the New Age Movement Harmless? Critics Versus Experts, Arthur A. Dole, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., University of Pennsylvania, Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., American Family Foundation, Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., RETIRN, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1992
- Cults: Questions and Answers, 2005, Cultic Studies Review
- Reflections on the Legion of Christ: 2003-2006, Michael Langone, ICSA E-Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 2, July 2006
- "The Definitional Ambiguity of “Cult” and ICSA’s Mission"
- Deception, Dependency & Dread, 1998, Recovering Former Cultists' Support Network
- The Group Psychological Abuse Scale: A Measure of the Varieties of Cultic Abuse, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1993, William V. Chambers, Ph.D., Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., Arthur A. Dole, Ph.D., James W. Grice, M.A.
- "Cults: A Clinical and Research Update", Undue Influence Conference, National Institute of Health, January 17, 1997, Bethesda, MD
- "Theory and Cults", Conference Cults: Theory and Treatment Issues May 30, 1997, Philadelphia, PA
- "Board of Directors". ICSA. http://www.icsahome.com/aboutus/boardscommittees. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
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- Peter Clarke, ed. (1 March 2004). Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements. Routledge. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-134-49970-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=DouBAgAAQBAJ&pg=PP5. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
- Whaley, Monte (22 June 2006). "Lakewood conference to explore cults, hate groups". http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3964846. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
- Jamie Cresswell; Bryan Wilson (6 December 2012). New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-63696-9. http://books.google.com/books?id=bvem38QO9y0C.
- ICSA Periodicals
- Raffaella Di Marzio (19 November 2013). "Michael D. Langone’s Interview". Spiritualità Religioni e Settarismi. http://dimarzio.info/en/archiv/finish/17-religious-freedom/19-michael-d-langone-s-interview.html. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
- Michael D. Langone (1995). Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse. W.W. Norton. p. introduction. ISBN 978-0-393-31321-5. http://books.google.com/books?id=9xJDszg7cuwC. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
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- Anson D. Shupe; William A. Stacey; Susan E. Darnell (2000). Bad Pastors: Clergy Misconduct in Modern America. NYU Press. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-8147-8147-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=e_bddofwUCAC.