pages – revised edition -How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Why does a POW sign a confession that he knows. Sargant, William Walters. Battle for the mind: a physiology of conversion and brain-washing / by William Sargant: with a preface by Charles Swencionis. p. cm. in Battle for the. Mind. William Sargant, a leading. physician in psychological medicine, spells out and illustrates. the basic technique used. psychiatrists,. by.
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It is a very good foundation for beginning the study of brainwashing.
William Sargant, Battle for the Mind
He wrote in his standard textbook An introduction to physical methods of treatment in psychiatry: Jun 21, Nana Kwansa marked it as to-read. How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? I gave this book to a friend of mine, who is fascinated by the study of the human brain.
He did not excel academically but played rugby for St John’s College, was president of Cambridge University Medical Society and collected autographs of famous medical men. John rated it really liked it Sep 03, I found this book very hard to read and am struggling to get beyond the beginning chapters.
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I stopped going to movies and watching TV years ago because I felt I was highly suggestible. I recommend this read.
Now, some of these techniques are pretty dated Elisabeth rated it liked it Jul 30, Return to Book Page. If you are looking for a concise introduction to the tactics and techniques used in brainwashing, from an introduction to the work of Pavlov, to the methods used in the Soviet Union and religion, then this book is ideal. The couple remained childless.
Sargant was born into a large and wealthy Methodist family in HighgateLondon. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Buy the selected items together This item: A fascinating,a nearly decade long study of human behavior as it pertains to the physiology of conversion and brainwashing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Why does a POW sign a “confession” that he knows is false?
Interesting read on the history of Christian brainwashing among other things. When the doctors advised against operation, Sargant got round this by sending patients to be operated on by Wylie McKissock at St George’s Hospitalwhere Eliot Slater was temporarily in charge of the psychiatric department. Wether it be by politicians, psychiatrists medicine men or the religious, this book delves into the technics that are used, for good or ill, to excite the individual into a highly suggestible state that can lead to changes in their core values and behaviors.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. His ambition to be a physician was thwarted b William Walters Sargant was a controversial British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgery, deep sleep treatment, electroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy. Bailey and Sargant were in close contact and apparently competed to see which of them could keep a patient in the deepest coma.
Learn how brainwashing techniques had been used from the early periods by different groups and cults.
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Chad rated it liked it May 12, In he married Peggy Glen; the two had met at the Laboratory at Belmont, where Peggy worked as a volunteer. Wilberforcetoo, might have gone back to being a man about town, and avoided his long fight to abolish slavery and his addiction to laudanum. I am interested in Brainwashing and have studied Pavlov.
William Sargant, batyle author of this book was one of the founders of MK-Ultra back when it was known ssrgant project bluebird. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. His ambition to nattle a physician was thwarted by a disastrous piece of research and a nervous breakdown, after which he turned his attention to psychiatry. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The book is written in language that is not technical and it can be easily understood by anyone likely to be generally interested in the subject matter.
In the book he refers extensively to religious phenomena and in particular Christian Methodismemphasising the apparent need for those who would change people’s minds to first excite them, as did the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.
It is a good read, and anyone who is in the business of changing how others think or perceive reality or who is subject to the qilliam of others in this field–politicians, advertisers Battle for the Mind by William Sargant. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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