Brainwashing has ratings and 31 reviews. Shaun said: While Taylor does discuss hardcore brainwashing (think Communist China), its uses, and its poten. Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why. It makes no concessions on content, yet Kathleen Taylor writes well are described as brainwashing, the second examines the brain itself.

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Hyman – – American Journal of Bioethics 7 1: I loved the quotes at the beginning of sections, which added to the literary experience, and I loved the topic, which really is why we believe what we believe and how those beliefs are formed and thus can be changed without our even knowing. Kaathleen this book is a little hard to get into at first, persevere.

Request removal from index. What the book does provide, however, is a detailed discussion of what science can tell us about how we come to believe what we do, and how influence attempts can impact that process. Lists with This Book. While she doesn’t deliver any definite answers to such a complex issue, she does offer us some practical applications.

I keep coming back to how we see the world, say as opposed to bees. Books by Kathleen Taylor. For example, we tend to attribute our own success or that of ingroup members to internal factors ‘my skill got me that job’but an outgroup member’s success to external factors ‘the interviewer plays golf with his father’.


Nov 29, severyn rated it it was amazing. The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Retrieved from ” https: The greater the lie, the greater the chance it will be believed. The Evolution of Cognitive Control.

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It was some insightful information concerning the brain, emotions, and cogwebs–how they react to coercive tortures and other behaviors. Deadly Companions Dorothy Kathlsen. We favour ourselves, consciously if we think we can get away with ti, often unconsciously, whether we are sharing out resources or explaining actions. May 07, Sarah rated it liked it. Not that I disagree with her, au contraire.

Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. He specialises in taking really difficult topics and giving a more in-depth look at them than most of his peers. Aug 18, Clark Hays rated it really liked it. Anyone with an interest in psychology, and maintaining a sense of freedom a If this book is a little hard to get into at first, persevere. As a result, I had difficulty following the discussion.

This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat I did not know right away what the foundation of her arguments for deconstructing the concept was at any given time.



Even the food we eat may impact how our brain functions and thus who “we are” or perceive ourselves to be. Hoping to heal 5. Without looking like a show-off. Great book, if you’re interested in this kind of thing.

This is the latest of a series of ‘Everything You Know About Now if only more people out there were willing to pursue knowledge and employ the simple technique of stop-think. Also Taylor is quite happy to take on some heavyweights for their oversimplifying — you might even say brainwashing — approach in putting across a scientific message.

The Financial Times Limited. I found this book interesting on many levels. Telegraph Media Group Limited. The birth of a word 2.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control – Wikipedia

From Milgram and Kampuchea to Normal Organizations. I took me awhile to catchup.

As philosophers say, beliefs ‘function as reasons for action’. By the time I read the sections on how the brain works, the text flowed more logically, although it was complex and challenging because of the subject matter.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

The Science of Thought Control. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. Overall, the book is well written and entertaining.