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Conspiracy Theories, Cults and How to Help Friends and Loved Ones with Debunker Mick West

Mick West–debunker, skeptic, writer, and podcaster–recently interviewed me for his podcast, “Tales From The Rabbit Hole” where we discussed cults, the intersection between cults and conspiracy theories, and my book: The Cult of Trump. (Listen to Episode 44: Steven Hassan – Cults and Conspiracies.) Tales from the Rabbit Hole is an interview-style podcast focusing on

Scripted Violence, Conspiracy Theories and Concerns

It has been several weeks since Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue in his hateful, rage-filled attack against Jews. This week, I had the opportunity to interview Chip Berlet, an investigative journalist, research analyst and scholar of right-wing movements. I had been wanting to interview him so he could explain the concept of

The Cult of Trump

Book ImagesBuy Now: PrintBuy Now: Amazon E-BookBuy Now: Nook E-BookBuy Now: Google Play E-BookBuy Now: Apple EbooksBuy Audiobook: AudibleBuy Audiobook: Google PlayBuy Audiobook: Apple Books To schedule an interview: caitlyn.reuss@simonandschuster.com Photos of Steven Hassan (Hi-Res – Photos by John A. Sutton) Photos of Steven Hassan (Lo-Res – Photos by John A. Sutton) 2019 PR Photos of Steven

My First Foundational Online Course: “Understand Cults: The Basics”

Understand Cults: The Basics A foundational course to understanding brainwashing, thought reform, mind control, and undue influence Instructor: Steven Hassan, PhD Available HERE Price: $49.99 retail price but Udemy sells it for much less with their “deals” For a limited time, I am offering a discount: $24.99 expires 3/05/21 coupon code: BLOGDISCOUNT Direct link to

How to Help People Involved in QAnon–A Reddit AMA: QAnonCasualties

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, I was invited to answer questions during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the subreddit group QAnonCasualties. This is a link to the entire thread:  https://www.reddit.com/r/QAnonCasualties/comments/kukco0/ama_with_steven_hassan_phd/.  Below are most of the questions, along with my answers. This blog is longer than usual, but I felt it was important to include