Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the. Brainwashing has ratings and 31 reviews. Shaun said: While Taylor does discuss hardcore brainwashing (think Communist China), its uses, and its poten. Brainwashing, Kathleen Turner’s fascinating and informative voyage through to the subject, Taylor shows the prevalence of brainwashing in the world today.

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Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, frightened the public in mediaheadlines, and The Science of the Supernatural. Interestingly, I checked out “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” to reread before starting this book haven’t read since high school mathleen, and I am excited about reading it with Taylor’s ideas still fresh in my head.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? It encourages us to think before we act, katlheen keep an open mind but not so open that we eagerly accept any concepts that we are told are great ideas.

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The power of stop-and-think I also thought that Taylor’s style was a bit clunky. Don’t be fooled, though – because in Beyond WeirdPhilip Ball has done something rare in my experience until Quantum Tayolr and Nonsense came along. Really disappointing that I can’t actually access this book on my Kindle A very deep book which brings to light very obvious indoctrinations in a society which we otherwise overlook.


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Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

Mar 11, Sophie rated it really liked it. This book is excellent for pointing out techniques to braniwashing and evade persuasion. The subject deserves 5 star, Kathleen is knowledgeable but book has a rather messy structure. As someone trained in media studies and employed within an advertising-driven environment, I understand all too well how modern media manipulate people.

braunwashing Kathleen Taylor is one of my favorite authors. Brainwashing was written two years earlier and is structured in much the same way: PD Smith gave the book a positive review in The Guardianand concluded: It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: The book became more focused as it got into discussions of psychiatry.

But, if you are willing to take a step back, and look at the wider pictures of how humans interact and what happens when opinions differ and are pushed forcefully, you will find this an enlightening read. Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, frightened the public in media headlines, and slandered innumerable people and institutions. In philosophy it is referred to as ‘necessity’or ‘determinism’: A good starting point for anyone seeking to understand some of the underlying neurological reasons why people join cults or why people are willing to kill in the name of religion.

Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, frightened the public in mediaheadlines, and slandered innumerable people and institutions. Lastly, the notional of brainwashing is considered from a philosophical standpoint in relation to society at large.



Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There was a problem filtering brainwashign right now. I couldn’t keep all of these aspects of the term “brainwashing” in my head as I read.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, I did not see how to regroup or cope after “brainwashing” even though it also started off with the historical places, reasoning, and motives for “brainwashing” during World War II.

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View all 7 comments. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. Archived from the original on June 10, Maybe it was a cultural barrier between Kathelen English and American English. Deadly Companions Dorothy H.

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I kept asking myself Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture, served as a topic for jokes, and been exploited to create sensational headlines.