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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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 distaste for all forms of psychotherapy and his reliance on dogma rather than clinical evidence  have confirmed his reputation as a controversial figure whose work is seldom cited in modern psychiatric texts.
Sargant explains and illustrates sartant basic techniques used by evangelists, psychiatrists, and brain-washers to dissolve existing, established patterns of belief, and then substitute new beliefs and behaviors. William Sargant, that author of this book was one of the founders of MK-Ultra back when it was known as project bluebird. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
William Sargant, Battle for the Mind
Jackie rated it really liked it Jul 04, How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Among the points that were brought out were the routine violation of patients’ rights as regards giving consent for treatment; the fact that Sargant admitted in correspondence with an Australian lawyer that patients had died under his deep sleep regime; and the circumstance that all patient records at St Thomas’s and the related health authorities relating to Sargant’s activities have been destroyed, making it difficult — if not impossible — for patients to seek redress through the courts.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Imrie has written that her eventual cure was nothing to do with Sargant and his bizarre techniques. Buy the selected items together This item: Interesting read on the history of Christian brainwashing among other things.
William Sargant worked with British war veterans who returned te the worst fronts of world war 2 and had been mentally and emotionally reduced to blank slates. Mar 31, Kailey Curless rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 21, Nana Kwansa marked it as to-read.
A fascinating,a nearly decade long study of human behavior as it pertains to the physiology of conversion and brainwashing.
Want to Read saving…. His father lost most of his money wllliam the depression in the late s and the scholarship allowed Sargant to continue his medical education.
Battle For The Mind
Anyone who wants to know more about how trauma and stress affects the brain should definitely check this book out. Awesome introduction in to a very important field of science. The safety of the free world seems therefore to lie in a cultivation not only of courage, moral virture and logic, but of humour: Both at Belmont Hospital and at St Thomas’, Sargant subjected patients to up to three months’ combined electroconvulsive therapy, continuous narcosis, insulin coma therapy and drugs.
Paperbackpages. The available methods, which Sargant also referred to as “modern” and “active” treatments, were drugs in large doses antidepressants, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquillisers, neurolepticselectroconvulsive therapy, insulin coma therapy, continuous narcosis and leucotomy. 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.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 wlliam ideal. It was, he said, “doing good by stealth”. Why does a POW sign a “confession” that he knows is false?
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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This particular book is the best book I have come across on the fascinating subject of brainwashing and thought control.
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