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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See all Editorial Reviews. But this book, by itself, does not go into enough depth in any one area to truly make me feel that I understand. The subject deserves 5 star, Kathleen is knowledgeable but book has a rather messy structure. This book started interesting but got boring like a textbook REAL fast.

Editorial Reviews Review ” I keep coming back to how we see the world, say as opposed to bees. Also, The stucture is not so good. Tayloor Ship Orders Internationally.

Brainwashing – Kathleen Taylor – Oxford University Press

See Complete Table of Contents. The interaction between emotions and conscious thinking is very interesting. God or the group? The malleability of memory is becoming increasingly clear. Clearly is a dystopia Oct 05, Chris Ramirez rated it it was ok.

Unfortunately, Taylor points out that it is ethically impossible to conduct controlled brainwashing studies, so I did not find the specific evidence I was looking for. What makes you the way you are Oxford Landmark Science.

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Write a customer review. I was not looking for a neurology textbook and, in fact, I skimmed that section. July 27, Language: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Tayor 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’. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Over the past 50 years the term has crept into popular culture, served as a topic kathleenn jokes, frightened the public in mediaheadlines, and slandered innumerable people and institutions. See our Returns Policy.

Interestingly, I checked out “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” to reread before starting this book haven’t read since high schooland I am excited about reading it with Brainwqshing ideas still fresh in my head. Ryan Murray rated it liked it Apr 12, Not Enabled Screen Reader: The Financial Times Limited. This may seem an brainwashnig complex tangent initially, but is key to the author’s argument that simplistic notions of mind-control are pipe dreams.

And for me it is that sort of mind expanding read that so many different approaches are adopted by the author in her wide ranging discussion that all manner of different thoughts occur It encourages us to think before we act, to keep an open mind but not so open that we eagerly accept any concepts that we are told are great ideas. She has written on a range of topics from consciousness to cruelty, including several books published by OUP: According to Taylor, cults emphasize positive aspects of the group over negative aspects of outsiders, endlessly repeat simple ideas in “highly reductive, definitive – sounding phrases”, and refer to “abstract and ambiguous” ideas associated with “huge emotional baggage “.


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The middle part of the book chapters 7 through 11 delves into neuroscience and how it applies to brainwashing. She also suggests that cynicism and humour assist resisting influence – which is great, because being English we are endlessly cynical and like to use humour as a defence.

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Archived from the original on June 10, Looks at the subject from all angles – from the violent spouse to the torture camp, from the narrow focus of most media to the milieu control of cult leaders. Return to Book Page.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

The book assumes no particular knowledge of brain science, and so this section begins with a crash course on your brain. In “Brainwashing”, Kathleen Taylor brings the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. The section on “cogwebs” is where the book really begins to take off. Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others.