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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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While one might expect a book on this topic to deal overwhelmingly with entities like the CIA and KGB, readers may be surprised to see how much brainwashinh book focuses on advertising agencies, religions, and the educational system.

Oct 05, Chris Ramirez rated it it was ok. In BrainwashingKathleen Taylor brings the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. I took me awhile to catchup. Braiinwashing first half of the book is the author catching us up on all the foundations and history of brainwashing in order to then discuss with us the parts she finds most fascinating – the writing was much easier to get into in the second half.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, taylorr engage customers. Jun 03, Shaun rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you have an interest on how individuals can influence groups, other individuals, or vice brainwashin, and how this can affect entire nations, there’s lots of material here for you.

I think that one needs to read such a book to un The subject deserves 5 star, Kathleen is knowledgeable but book has a rather messy structure. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I think that one needs to read such a book to understand the techniques currently available and also the ones under development. Don’t be fooled, though – because in Beyond WeirdPhilip Ball has done something rare in my experience until Quantum Sense and Nonsense came along.

Torture has been used throughout the ages to attempt to force people to accept new truths, and as you read on you see how relatively haphazard the results have been. We see a flower, bees see something that looks like a bull’s eye. It is the same with beliefs, it is very difficult to change beliefs when current beliefs have been reinforced over and over.


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. Anyone with an interest in psychology, and maintaining a sense of freedom a If this book is akthleen little hard to get kayhleen at first, persevere.

This may seem an overtly brianwashing tangent initially, but is key to the author’s argument that simplistic notions of mind-control are pipe dreams. This section covers many of the same topics as one would expect from a psychologist writing on brainwashing.

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I did not know right away what the foundation of her arguments for deconstructing the concept was at any given time. Neuroexistentialism Gregg Caruso and Owen Flanagan. Get to Know Us.

Wow – first published in but a new edition with a new eleven page preface that makes the book’s relevance most topical. It arrived on time, the price was fair and the content was really interesting!

If this book is a little hard to get into at first, persevere. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book will tell you and if you aren’t it’ll tell you how.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Showing of 27 reviews. I heartily recommend this book for a fascinating read and some excellent advice to protect our assets and our faith in our own logical reasoning.

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Can you really brainwash a political candidate? This book is a very in depth study of factors that are involved in Brainwashing. Scientists have begun to look in a different way at how the brain creates the convictions that mould our relationships and inform our behaviour.

Some isn’t easy reading, but easy reading isn’t deep. For failure, the story is reversed ‘the interviewer was biased against me’, ‘he didn’t get the job because he’s lazy’. 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.


What the book does provide, however, is a detailed discussion of what science kathlee tell us about how we come to believe what we do, and how influence attempts can im I got this book hoping that it would provide me with scientific evidence that brainsashing help me develop a more informed opinion on the controversial issue of brainwashing.

Books by Kathleen Taylor. It had some really interesting observations but between each one was ALOT of science and no story. 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.

The importance of emotional states and confusion. The thrust of the author’s argument is that the stereotypical notion of brainwashing as thought of by most people who use the term is fundamentally flawed.

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Editorial Reviews Review ” Taylor also briefly talks about “mental illness” and “justified” brainwashing, as we as a society seem to agree that in certain circumstances, reprogramming brainwashing is not only warranted but absolutely ethical. Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the history, politics, and ethics of brainwashing.

And for me it is that sort of mind expanding read that so many different approaches are adopted by the author in her wide ranging discussion that all manner of different thoughts occur Everyday Techniques for Dealing with Deception. Want to Read saving…. Looks at the subject from all angles – from the violent spouse to the torture camp, from the narrow focus of most media to the milieu control of cult leaders.

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