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Mind control in 1984

Author: Philip G Zimbardo; Jim Jones; Stanford Alumni Association.
Publisher: [Stanford, Calif.] : Stanford Alumni Association, 1984.
Series: Audible Stanford.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
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Tracing the concept of mind control or brainwashing from Orwell's Nineteen eighty-four through POW conversions, Patty Heart's defection to her kidnappers and the deaths at Jim Jones' Peoples Temple, Psychologist Zimbardo believes it is wrong to attribute brainwashing to external pressures. After outlining the steps in attitue change, he argues persuasively from research that real mind control is only achieved by  Read more...
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Named Person: George Orwell
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Zimbardo; Jim Jones; Stanford Alumni Association.
OCLC Number: 51475075
Notes: Sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association.
Event notes: Recorded in Los Angeles in 1984.
Description: 1 sound cassette : analog.
Series Title: Audible Stanford.
Other Titles: Mind control in nineteen eighty-four
Responsibility: Philip Zimbardo.

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Tracing the concept of mind control or brainwashing from Orwell's Nineteen eighty-four through POW conversions, Patty Heart's defection to her kidnappers and the deaths at Jim Jones' Peoples Temple, Psychologist Zimbardo believes it is wrong to attribute brainwashing to external pressures. After outlining the steps in attitue change, he argues persuasively from research that real mind control is only achieved by internal needs. After exploring implications of these findings for electronic evangelism, the tape closes with three actual recordings from the People Temple including the mass suicide itself.

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