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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While one might expect a book on this topic to deal overwhelmingly with entities like the CIA and KGB, readers may be surprised to see how much the book focuses on advertising agencies, religions, and the educational system.

It would seem we are creatures that not only create our own realities realities that ultimately serve us and sometimes work to protect and preserve our most flawed beliefs but we will also go to great lengths to protect those subjective realities even when those realities are challenged and their flaws revealed. Some of the incorrect statements that head each article are well-covered, if often still believed for example, people thought that world was flat before Columbussome ksthleen a little tricksy in the wording such as seas have to wash up against land and some are just brainwashimg surprising countering the idea that gold is a rar….

Guardian News and Media Limited. Mar 26, Cagan rated it did not like it. It would be easy to think ‘Surely we don’t need another book on quantum physics. Or perhaps I was brainwashed into enjoying it by then. Apr 17, Bernie Gourley rated it really liked it Braknwashing it for: She’s funny, concerned, and first and foremost, knowledgable. And the greatest shot we have at true freedom is to understand why. My introduction to her was through reading Cruelty: The subject is looked at from both positive and negative perspectives, and the author takes on a fairly abstract approach, covering the very notions of community and education.


Human Evil and the Human Braina terrific book about the neurological sources of cruelty as shaped by evolutionary pressures, and brain kathleem and chemistry. If you have an interest on how individuals can influence groups, other individuals, or vice versa, and how this can affect entire nations, there’s lots of material here for you.

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Our minds and how they function are so intricate. 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. Historically this has rarely happened. What radio program does my friend listen to daily and why has she closed her mind to every report of new scientific discoveries? I keep coming back to how we see the world, say as opposed to bees.

Although I always feel slightly hard done by as a result of the assertion in the title, as there are certainly things here I know that aren’t wrong I mean, come on, the first corrected piece of ‘knowledge’ is that ‘The Earth is only 6, years old’ and I can’t imagine many readers will ‘know’ thatit’s a handy format to provide what are often surprisingly little snippets of information that are very handy for ‘did you know’ conversations down the pub or showing up your parents if you’re a younger reader.

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The first half of the book is the author catching us up on all the foundations and history of brainwashing braimwashing order to then discuss with us the parts she finds most fascinating – the writing was much easier to get into in the second half. Interesting overview of a complex and controversial topic, surveying both the literature and the science. I heartily recommend this katyleen for a fascinating read and some excellent advice to protect our assets and our faith in our own logical reasoning.


Kathhleen has also been the subje The term ‘brainwashing’ was first recorded inbut it is an expression of a much older concept: Oxford University Press Amazon. The book assumes no particular knowledge of brain science, and so this section begins with a crash course on your brain.

Brainwashing – Kathleen Taylor – Oxford University Press

tqylor Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. First, a casual look at the historical uses of brainwashing is covered. This book takes a comprehensive look at brainwashing. The importance of emotional states and confusion.

Oct 05, Chris Ramirez rated it it was ok. I’ve just ordered my print copy.

Lists with This Book. The power of stop-and-think Scientists have begun to look in a different way at how the brain creates the convictions that mould our relationships and inform our behaviour. A very deep book which brings to light very obvious indoctrinations in a society which we otherwise overlook. He seems to come clo….