Since 1976, cult expert Steven Hassan has helped people with destructive cults, mind control, brainwashing, parental alienation, estrangement, unethical hypnosis, abusive relationships, human trafficking, multi-level marketing, violent extremism & other forms of undue influence.
Steven is currently pursuing a doctorate at Fielding Graduate University in Organizational Change and Development. His faculty mentor is Judith Stevens-Long, Ph.D.. Michael Commons is his external faculty mentor and is supervising quantitative research on the factors of control that characterize undue influence.
*Update* – Peer-reviewed article available for free until the end of May:
Hassan, S., Shah, M. The Anatomy of Undue Influence Used by Terrorist Cults and Traffickers to Induce Helplessness and Trauma, so Creating False Identities. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, Elsevier Journal. In press. 2019