Brainwashing: The science of thought control [NOOK Book]

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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. 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. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been
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Brainwashing: The science of thought control

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Overview

Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. 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. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been
missing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological.

In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brings the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it still exists all around us, from
marketing and television, to politics and education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191622588
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 11/25/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 689,995
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Brainwashed and ***** part 4 *ELISA*

    Elisa walked into cole's room. "This is it," she whispered to herself. She closed the door and looked down apon the sleeping pri<_>soner. Cole was only wearing shorts, (The sheets stoped covering him by his waist) and was softly snoreing. Cole had short light blonde hair and stormy gray eyes, along with a thin body. In other words: <p> perfect for capture<p> Elisa half smiled and walked out, closeing the door quietly. "And now...for the young brother," she said to herself. With that she went down the hall and opened the door. She sighed. Caden was asleep too, the sheets up to his chest.<p> It was surpriseing that the brothers were brothers at all. Caden had slightly longer hair then cole. His being a light shade of chesnut brown. His eyes being the same stormy grey as coles, along with the same thin body. (again, no shirt.) She half smiled as caden's eyes fluttered open. He sat up and stretched. When he saw elisa by his bed, he almost fell off the other side of the bed cowering backwards. "W-w-here did you take us? Where's cole?" Elisa chuckled softly as he looked around for his older brother. "He's alive for now little one. In able to keep him that way, you must obey." Caden tugged at the chain around his ankle, witch was keeping him in the bed. "Look, im only 10! And human! You gotta let me go!" He kept tugging. Elisa sighed and held onto his jaw, forceing him to face her. With her other hand she stroaked his hair. "Now caden, remember what i said." He screwed his eyes shut and said nothing. Elisa drew his head closer to her. "Think about how you should behaive, pet. You have no idea what the punishments can be. Or how painful they get." With that she released him and walked out, seeing the boy stare in shock as she closed the door and locked it. She chuckled as she headed toward coles room.<p> to be continued.

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