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Brainwashing : the science of thought control

Author: Kathleen E Taylor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brings together for the first time the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology to examine why humans have attempted througout history to influence and control the thoughts of others. The technical term for this process, brainwashing, was coined shortly after the Korean War, but the concept has been with us ever since humans began to interact with one another. In this compelling  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen E Taylor
ISBN: 9780192804969 0192804960
OCLC Number: 56648968
Description: xii, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The birth of a word --
2. God or the group? --
3. The power of persuasion --
4. Hoping to heal --
5. 'I suggest, you persuade, he brainwashes' --
6. Brainwashing and influence --
7. Our ever-changing brains --
8. Webs and new worlds --
9. Swept away --
10. The power of stop-and-think --
11. That freedom thing --
12. Victims and predators --
13. Mind factories --
14. Science and Nightmare --
15. Taking a stand --
Index.
Responsibility: Kathleen Taylor.
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Brings together the neuroscience and social psychology to examine the way humans have attempted throughout history to influence and control the thoughts of others. This book explores the history and  Read more...

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