Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Janja Lalich, Ph.D., published by University of California Press in 2004.Lalich had previously published her Ph.D. dissertation on "Bounded Choice: The Fusion of Personal Freedom and Self-Renunciation in Two Transcendent Groups." That study was of Heaven's Gate and the Democratic Workers Party, and was incorporated into the book.

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  • Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Janja Lalich, Ph.D., published by University of California Press in 2004. Lalich had previously published her Ph.D. dissertation on "Bounded Choice: The Fusion of Personal Freedom and Self-Renunciation in Two Transcendent Groups." That study was of Heaven's Gate and the Democratic Workers Party, and was incorporated into the book. Lalich's methodologies were influenced by the work of Anthony Giddens, Herbert A. Simon and Robert Jay Lifton. Heaven's Gate, a UFO religion, is used as a model for analyzing the cult structure. Marion Harmon wrote that: "Lalich’s research culminated in a new theory to explain how the combination of ideology, social structure, and commitment constrains the choice of true believers." (en)
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  • Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Janja Lalich, Ph.D., published by University of California Press in 2004.Lalich had previously published her Ph.D. dissertation on "Bounded Choice: The Fusion of Personal Freedom and Self-Renunciation in Two Transcendent Groups." That study was of Heaven's Gate and the Democratic Workers Party, and was incorporated into the book. (en)
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