Janja Lalich

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Janja Lalich
Born 1945
Occupation Sociologist
Organization California State University, Chico
Notable work Bounded Choice
Website cultresearch.org

Janja Lalich is an American author and researcher who focuses on what she considers as cult groups, specializing in charismatic authority, power relations, ideology, and social control.[1]


Lalich has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.[1]


She is currently a professor in the sociology department of California State University, Chico.[2]



  1. ^ a b Zablocki, Benjamin; Robbins, Thomas, eds. (1 November 2001). Misunderstanding Cults : Searching for objectivity in a controversial field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 522. ISBN 978-0802043733. 
  2. ^ "Campus Directory". CSU, Chico. Retrieved 20 February 2015.