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William Walters Sargant (24 April – 27 August ) was a British psychiatrist who is . Battle for the Mind, published in , was one of the first books on the psychology of brainwashing. While this book is often referred to as a work on. 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. Battle for the Mind. A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing. by William Sargant. Baltimore, Maryland and Hammondsworth, England: Penguin Books.

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In addition he states: Battle for the Mind; A physiology of conversion and brain-washing 2nd ed. John rated it really liked it Sep 03, How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? William Walters Sargant 24 April — 27 August was a British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgerydeep sleep treatmentelectroconvulsive therapy and aargant shock therapy.

A very helpful little book to reflect upon in order to have a better understanding of your own sarrgant – regardless of your religion or irreligion.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. During sleep treatment we also tbe them ECT and anti-depressant drugs”. I gave this book to a friend of mine, who is fascinated by the study of the human brain. 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.


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 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.

Learn how brainwashing techniques had been used from the early periods by different groups and cults. Trivia About Battle for the Mind. 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? Refresh and try again.

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. Jun 26, Alessandro rated it really liked it. 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.

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Archived from the original on 30 April Wether it be by politicians, psychiatrists medicine men or fr religious, this book delves into the technics that are used, for good or ill, to excite the individual into a highly suggestible state that ghe lead to changes in their core values and behaviors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The purpose of the book is to explain the biological processes that change your mind.

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His father lost most of his money in the depression in the late s and the scholarship allowed Sargant to continue his medical education. As a rule the patient does not know how long he has been asleep, or what treatment, even including ECT, he has been given.

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Jul 15, Jeremy rated it really liked it. Elisabeth rated it liked it Jul 30, Nigist rated it did not like it Jun 15, Something else that was partic Whilst clearly dated and more of a 3.

A second bout of tuberculosis and depression in gave Sargant time to complete his sargamt Battle for the Mind and also an opportunity for giving up his year heavy smoking habit.

Kevan Bowkett rated it really liked it Dec 22, The Best Books of William Sargant, that author of this book was one of the founders of MK-Ultra back when it was known as project bluebird.

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