Resources in Psychology of New Religious Movements

    • Black, Albert. “Jonestown: Two Faces of Suicide: A Durkheimian Analysis.” Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 20, no. 4 (Winter 1990): 285-306.
    • Brown, Norman R., Lance J. Rips, and Steven K. Shevel. “The Subjective Dates of Natural Events in Very Long-term Memory.” Cognitive Psychology 17, no. 2 (April 1985): 139-177.
    • Bynum, Jack E. and William Thompson. “November 18, 1978 in Jonestown: Statistical Effects of Micro Demographic Event.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 7 (1979): 45-57.
    • Dunning, Christine M. and Milton N. Silva. “Disaster-Induced Trauma in Rescue Workers.” Victimology 5, no. 2 (supp. 4) (1980): 287-297.
    • Dwyer, Philip M. “An Inquiry into the Psychological Dimensions of Cult Suicide.” Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 9, no. 2 (Summer 1979): 120-127.
    • Harrary, Keith. “The Truth About Jonestown.” Psychology Today 25 (March 1992): 62-69; reprinted in Religious Cults in America. Ed. Robert Emmet Long. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1994, pp. 10-20.
    • Hochman, John. “Miracle, Mystery, and Authority: The Triangle of Cult Indoctrination.” Psychiatric Annals 20, no. 4 (April 1990): 179-184, 187.
    • Hoyt, Michael F. “Observations Regarding Patients’ Reactions to the Jonestown Massacre and the Moscone-Milk Assassinations.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis 9, no. 2 (April 1981): 303-309.
    • Jones, David R. “Secondary Disaster Victims: The Emotional Effects of Recovering and Identifying Human Remains.” American Journal of Psychiatry 142, no. 3 (March 1985): 303-307.
    • Jorgensen, Danny. “The Social Construction and Interpretation of Deviance: Jonestown and the Mass Media.” Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 (1980): 309-332.
    • Kroth, Jerry. “Recapitulating Jonestown.” Journal of Psychohistory 11, no. 3 (Winter 1985): 383-93.
    • Lasaga, Jose I. “Death in Jonestown: Techniques of Political Control by a Paranoid Leader.” Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 10, no. 4 (Winter 1980): 210-13.
    • Nesci, Domenico Arturo. The Lessons of Jonestown: An Ethnopsychoanalytical Study of Suicidal Communities. Rome: Società Editrice Universo, 1999.
    • O’Reilly, Patrick, and Phyllis Rosen. Undue Influence: Cons, Scams and Mind Control. Point Richmond, California: Bay Tree Publishing LLC, 2013.
    • Osherow, Neal. “Making Sense of the Nonsensical: An Analysis of Jonestown.” In Readings about the Social Animal, 7th edition. Ed. Elliot Aronson. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1995. Available online here and here.
    • Stack, Steven. “The Effect of the Jonestown Suicides on American Suicide Rates.” Journal of Social Psychology 119, no. 1 (February 1983): 145-46.
    • Ulman, Richard B. and D. Wilfred Abse. “The Group Psychology of Mass Madness: Jonestown.” Political Psychology 4, no. 4 (December 1983): 637-61.
    Last modified on August 20th, 2014.
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