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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Sargant was fond of saying that you can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear. How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Preview — Battle for the Mind by William Sargant. He wrote numerous articles in batlte medical and lay press, an autobiography, The Unquiet Mindand a book titled Wipliam for the Mind in which he discusses the nature of the process by which our minds are subject to influence by others.

I found this book very hard to read and am struggling to get beyond the beginning chapters. Stacey Douglas rated it liked it Apr 30, I consider this work about the four basic temperaments first outlined by Hippocrates and later studied by Pavlov in his dogs to be senior in scope to Freud, Jung and the last century of psychobabble.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sargant was born into a large and wealthy Methodist family in HighgateLondon.


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William Sargant

Why does a POW sign a “confession” that he knows is false? Jun 26, Alessandro rated it really liked it. William Walters Sargant 24 April — 27 August was a British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with willizm he promoted treatments such as psychosurgerydeep sleep treatmentelectroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy. Learn how brainwashing techniques had been used from the early periods by different groups and cults.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. A very helpful little book to reflect upon in flr to have a better understanding of your own beliefs – regardless of your religion or irreligion. Therefore the brain should not be abused by having forced upon it any religious or political mystique that stunts the reason, or any form of crude rationalism that stunts the religious sense. Learn more about Amazon Prime. But in —four years after qualifying as a doctor—a nervous breakdown and spell in a mental hospital put paid to his plans.

I read this to help get an understanding of s psychiatry for a novel I was writing. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? Of course, later thinking has become more sophisticated and developed, but this remains a clear and persuasive account, and represented a breakthrough in understanding when it was first published.


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Book ratings by Goodreads. 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. While this book is often referred to as a work on ‘ brainwashing ‘, and indeed it is subtitled a physiology of conversion and brainwashingSargant emphasises that his aim is to elucidate the processes involved rather than advocate uses.

Lesley Webb rated it really liked it Dec 23, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Trivia About Battle for the Mind. It is a very good foundation for beginning the study of brainwashing.

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