Errant Belief #4: “He’s an Adult. We Have No Right to Interfere.”

By |2018-03-01T16:26:42+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Undue Influence Undermines Autonomy It is completely understandable that people might resist any request to help a person who has been unduly influenced. The person might say, "Why should I?  They are an adult.  I don't think it is right to interfere with their decision."  If the person isn't asking for help, why get involved?  Americans [...]

Does Trump Display the Stereotypical Profile of a Cult Leader?

By |2017-04-06T17:49:57+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  There are many reasons to be saddened, disgusted, confused, outraged, scared, and even traumatized by Trump’s presidential campaign. He has just declared a “scorched earth policy” and is saying there is an “international conspiracy that is persecuting him” and he is just a “martyr for the cause of America.” In studying cults and their leaders [...]

Donald Trump Is Not Fit to Be President of the U.S.

By |2017-02-06T12:20:28+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Donald Trump is now the official Republican nominee for President of the United States. A year ago, his run for office seemed like a practical joke. However, now it is clear beyond all rationality, that there are powerful, wealthy, influential people backing him. I am worried. As an expert on cults and other high-control groups, [...]

Donald Trump and Narcissism

By |2017-03-21T11:09:40+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , |

By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that Donald Trump is running for president of the United States. When he first started campaigning, many blew it off as a joke. As a public figure over the past decades, Trump has shown [...]