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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Please try again later. Challenging such a belief rationally is difficult if not impossible. Ryan Murray rated it liked it Apr 12, Tayloe 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.

But until now, a crucial part of the debate has btainwashing missing: 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. 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.

It is the same with beliefs, it is very difficult to change beliefs when current beliefs have been reinforced over and over. Politicians, salesmen, and charities kathlefn for our funds, and proselytizers offer us pie in the sky as they reach braunwashing our wallets.


Also has a fascinating primer into neuroscien Very thorough and intelligent book looking at the way cults, totalitarian regimes and even the media can bring us round to their way of thinking.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Am I brainwashing my friends and family correctly? In a review of the book for The Daily TelegraphBritish doctor and science writer James Le Fanu was critical, and commented that Taylor did not acknowledge “the explanatory gap” between current understanding of the brain’s structure and “what it does, how we think, feel and emote”. This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Brainwashing was written two years earlier and is structured in much the same way: It looks at the origin, the methods, the ideas, the social and political implications, the neuroscience behind it, as well as the philosophical concepts that surround our ability to think ‘freely’.

Brainwashiing history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: This goes to show that brainwashing is not an independent process kathlee happens, but is woven into the very fabric of our lives. July 27, Language: Did I really believe that recruiter who said I had the ability to be an outstanding salesperson when I was the only person I’ve ever known who was fired by Avon for zero sales?


But how does one resist such influence? Get to Know Us. So little information about the topic of brainwashing The text is a bit dry so I’ve struggled to finish reading it.

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’. This can be a reassuring concept, but it can also be alienating and terrifying.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor

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. Jan 16, Helena Karlsson added it. Experiencing Art Arthur Shimamura.

It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I chose this book as part ktahleen a research project.

I just found it boring or should I say not interesting or exciting enough. Why did I almost fill an attic full of widgets because of overwhelmingly attractive sales techniques? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.