Our assessment will be made against a variety of models used by various cult experts, psychologists and psychiatrists. These models include:
The Bite Model, by Steven Hassan
Singer’s 6 Conditions, by Margaret Singer
Lifton’s 8 Conditions, by L.J Lifton
Deception, Dependency and Dread, by Michael D. Langone
We have also included a section entitled: cults and abusive relationships, as the similarities are significant and it can help us to understand techniques used and the feelings/emotions of those caught up in a cult, or who have left but are still really struggling.
Lets START with>> The BITE Model, by Steven Hassan