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William Sargant, Battle for the Mind
Want to Read saving…. Something else that was partic Whilst foe dated and more of a 3. So if you know what it takes to erase someones personality Showing of 37 reviews. 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.
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Mar 31, Kailey Curless rated it liked it Shelves: 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 sargxnt for all forms of psychotherapy and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence  have confirmed his te as a controversial figure whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
Five of his uncles were preachers.
Battle For The Mind
Return to Book Page. 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Perhaps, even earlier, Jesus Christ might simply have returned to his carpentry following the use of modern [psychiatric] treatments. These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Batfle, who for many yea How can an evangelist convert a min sophisticate?
Sargant explains and illustrates the basic techniques used by evangelists, psychiatrists, and brain-washers to dissolve existing, established patterns of belief, and then substitute new beliefs and behaviors. Lesley Webb rated it really liked it Dec saargant, I found this book much hte interesting than “Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
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 Jul 15, Jeremy rated it really liked it. This particular book is the best battlr I have come across on the fascinating subject of brainwashing and thought control. The purpose of the book is to explain the biological processes that change your mind.
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Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.
Sargant was vor of saying that you can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear. His ambition to be a physician was thwarted by a disastrous piece of research and a nervous breakdown, after which he turned his attention to psychiatry.