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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How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Why does a POW sign a “confession” that he knows is false? How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? Do the evangelist, the POW’s captor, and the policeman use similar methods to gain their ends?? These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Sargant, who for many yea How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Sargant, who for many years until his death in was a leading physician in psychological medicine.
Sargant spells out and illustrates the basic techniques used by evangelists, psychiatrists, and brain-washers to disperse the patterns of belief and behavior already established in the minds of their hearers, and to substitute new patterns for them.
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A really amazing look at how the human mind can be manipulated by various circumstances. William Sargant worked with British war veterans who returned from the worst fronts of world war 2 and had been mentally and emotionally reduced to blank slates. By means of various techniques he was able to “undo” the damage and get them back to somewhat normal lives Now, some of these techniques are pretty dated So if you know what it takes to erase someones personality Say if you were an intelligence agency looking to make the perfect manchurian candidate who would have the desire and knowledge of killing a predetermined target but not recall how or why they learned this and acted upon this William Sargant, that author of this book was one of the founders of MK-Ultra back when it was known as project bluebird.
William Sargant worked with both British and American intelligence agencies in mind control programs. Nov 12, Dean Akin rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating,a nearly decade long study of human behavior as it pertains to the physiology of conversion and brainwashing.
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. Well worth the read. Sep 08, Joanne St.
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.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well researched, drawing on information and studies from many areas. Whilst clearly dated and more of a 3. In his work he sets out to show how purely physiological mechanisms can have a dominating role in beliefs that eclipse reason and emotion and whats more how these mechanisms can be used and abused as well as how they can be resisted.
Something else that was partic Whilst clearly dated and more of a 3. Whats more these happened fairly independently to one another, so each group brought its own understanding to it even though the methods used by were similar in many ways.
A very helpful little book to reflect upon in order to have a better understanding of your own beliefs – regardless of your religion or irreligion. Jun 26, Alessandro rated it really liked it.
Mar 31, Kailey Curless rated it liked it Shelves: I read this book for a freshmen seminar class at UC Berkeley. The purpose of the book is to explain the biological processes that change your mind. The author hopes that by giving people this information they will better be able to identify situations where they are being exploited. I gave this book to a friend of mine, who is fascinated by the willuam of the human brain. Her review would be more important than mine! Jan 31, Mircea Lungu rated it liked it Shelves: Pavlov and his classification of dogs in the same four categories that hyppocrates classifies people: Even the strongest soldiers of Caesar, his eagle carrying veterans break down bad after the lengthy war in Gaul.
If you think Pavlov’s experiments were only about dog salivating on a bell sound, then this book will help you get up to speed with Transmarginal inhibition, paradoxical and ultra-paradoxical states.
Learn how brainwashing techniques had been used from the early periods by different groups and cults. I read this to help get an understanding of s psychiatry for a novel I was writing.
Fascinating stuff and worth a bqttle evenings of your time. Interesting read on the history of Christian brainwashing among other things. Jun 21, Nana Kwansa marked it as to-read.
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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 imnd promoted treatments such as psychosurgery, deep sleep treatment, electroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy. His ambition to be willam physician was thwarted by a disastrous piece of research and a nervous breakdown, after which he turned his attention to psychiatry.
In he was appointed director of the department of psychological medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and remained there until and after his retirement inalso treating patients at other hospitals, building up a lucrative private practice in Harley Street, and working as a media psychiatrist.
Sargant co-authored a textbook on physical treatment in psychiatry that ran to 5 editions. He wrote numerous articles in the medical and lay press, an autobiography, The unquiet mind, and a book entitled Battle for the mind in which he discusses the nature of the process by which our minds are subject to influence by others. Although remembered as a major force in British psychiatry in the post-war years, his enthusiasm for discredited treatments such as insulin shock therapy and deep sleep treatment, his hatred for any form of psychotherapy, and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence have left him as a controversial figure whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
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