Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 April 2017

544 Pages | 17 B&W halftones

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198798330

Bookseller Code (03)


The science of thought control

Kathleen Taylor

Oxford Landmark Science

  • Discusses the history, sociology, and psychology of brainwashing, and links it with a fascinating and accessible account of the brain and neuroscience.
  • Alongside the science and psychology, Taylor examines the history, politics, and ethics of brainwashing. Touching on religion, education, and advertising, this book shows how it goes on all around us.
  • Highly topical and relevant, describing the use of brainwashing techniques by terrorist groups and cults, as well as famous fictional examples such as Orwell's 1984
  • Short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year Award 2005.
  • Includes a new Preface from the author, reflecting on the continuing use of brainwashing techniques today by fundamentalist terrorist groups such as
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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