Group psychological abuse
Group psychological abuse is psychological abuse done by groups to their members. Such abuse would be practices that treat the members as objects one is free to manipulate instead of respecting their autonomy, human rights, identity and dignity. In a group can also play mind games with another person that can make the victim seem like they are accepted but in actuality they are backstabbing the person when his/her back is turned. When the victim requests assistance from the abusing group it is not given.
William V. Chambers, Ph.D. received the John G. Clark Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Cultic Studies from the American Family Foundation, for his work with Michael Langone, Ph.D. in developing the Group Psychological Abuse Scale.
- "The Group Psychological Abuse Scale", William V. Chambers, Ph.D., Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., Peter Malinoski, M.A., Presented to Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August 12, 1996
- William Chambers, Ph.D., memorial
He received the John G. Clark award for his invaluable contributions to the development of the Group Psychological Abuse Scale.
- William V. Chambers, Ph.D., Michael Langone, Ph.D., Dole, A., & Grice, J. (1994). The Group Psychological Abuse Scale: A measure of the varieties of cultic abuse. CSJ, 11(1), 88-117.