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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A Study of ‘brainwashing’ in China. The traitor in your skull 7. It’s 20 years since I completed my degree in Psychology and I certainly haven’t kept up with things and this book does contain some technical neuro-stuff.

So little information about the topic of brainwashing The text is a bit dry so I’ve struggled to finish reading it. The historical roots are well explored with discussion of the terms used for mind influence. I read this book for my fanfic-writing.

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Would you like to see more reviews about this item? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has kaghleen missing: Webs and new worlds 9.

The concept that “reality” is on many levels a self-created individualized delusion subjective and not objective is braibwashing mind-bender, but then again if it is real to the self, than what’s the difference. Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. One warning, as another reviewer has pointed out, although the author does her best to be fair and objective, there is a fairly strong anti-religion and collectivism feel to the book.


However, Kathleen Taylor’s explanation of the many varieties of influence techniques used in politics, religion and advertising were fascinating and very useful to me.

Taylor is catholic in her coverage, though — as well as explicit attempts to brainwash by totalitarian military regimes you brainwasying find religious cults, advertising and even the apparently innocent activity of education.

Some of the incorrect statements that head each article are well-covered, if often still believed for example, people thought that world was flat before Columbussome are a little tricksy in the wording such as seas have to wash up against land and some are just pleasantly surprising countering the idea that gold is a rar…. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on twylor, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The “me” we feel is a brain, nothing mystical or magical, and possibly someday with enough technology kwthleen science, who we are and how we act may be both predictable and controllable.

Would love to read this book Oct 03, Anonymous Writer rated it it was amazing. 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.

Aug 21, Adrienna rated it it was ok Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Product details File Size: This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. It explains how a pro-lifer can reconcile his pro-death penalty stance. What radio program does my friend listen to daily and why has she talyor her mind to every report of new scientific discoveries?


Maybe for that very reason, I found part two, the dreaded “hard science” part of the book, the most interesting. Taylor seemed to be trying to be “hip,” which increased the cultural barrier, and which, at times, seemed flippant. But this book, by itself, does not go into enough depth in any one area to truly make me feel that I understand. This book was primarily for research purposes only.

She outlines many aspects of brainwashing: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Her expression ‘cogwebs’, as an abbreviation for cognitive web – connections in the brain made through brainwahing of certain beliefs and thought patterns often through external influence, were particularly interesting.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

Guardian News and Media Limited. This book takes a comprehensive look at brainwashing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. See all 27 reviews. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many angles: Now if only more people out there were willing kathelen pursue knowledge and employ the simple technique of stop-think.

In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, brainwashung the frightening implications of such research.