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 works continually to develop further as a cult expert. He has been pursuing a doctorate at Fielding Graduate University in Organizational Change and Development. His faculty mentor is Judith Stevens-Long, Ph.D. He intends to resume his studies in September 2019. 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.J. 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 (2019) 8, 97-107 Elsevier Masson SAS. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2019.03.002