Brainwashing The Science of Thought Control

ISBN-10: 0199204780

ISBN-13: 9780199204786

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kathleen Taylor
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Description: Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. 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. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has beenmissing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological.In Brainwashing, Kathleen Turner brings the worlds of neuroscienceand social psychology together for the first time. 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, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it still exists all around us, from marketing andtelevision, to politics and education.

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of figures
Preface
Torture and seduction
The birth of a word
God or the group?
The power of persuasion
Hoping to heal
'I suggest, you persuade, he brainwashes'
Brainwashing and influence
The traitor in your skull
Our ever-changing brains
Webs and new worlds
Swept away
The power of stop-and-think
That freedom thing
Freedom and control
Victims and predators
Mind factories
Science and nightmare
Taking a stand
Notes
References
Further reading
Glossary
Index
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