Brainwashing is an indoctrination that forces people to abandon their beliefs in favor of another set of beliefs. Usually associated with military and political interrogation and religious conversion, brainwashing attempts, through prolonged stress, to break down an individual's physical and mental defenses. Brainwashing techniques range from vocal persuasion and threats to punishment, physical deprivation, mind-altering drugs, and severe physical torture. Synonyms : Mind changing – Mind control – Thought control – Indoctrination – Deprogramming

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The Battle for Your Mind - Persuasion and Brainwashing Techniques Being Used on the Public Today
Documents common brainwashing techniques used, subliminal programming, and deprogramming. Uses fundamentalist preachers as a case example.
Brainwashing
Article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Brainwashing and Mind Control Controversies
Large collection of documents from the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), including APA memoranda relating to brainwashing. Some articles in French, German or Italian.
Brainwashing and Mind Control in Religious Cults and Elsewhere
Resources about brainwashing, ordered by types of sources.
Changing Minds: Brainwashing
Describes concisely the techniques used to brainwash people.
Deprogramming
Article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mind Control
Article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mind Control and Brainwashing of Children
Describes the steps by which children can be brainwashed.
Mind Control or Brainwashing
Article over the phenomenon, from the Skeptic's Dictionary (A collection of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions and how to think critically about them).
Resource Center for Freedom of Mind
Helping victims of mind control. Resources that explain mind control and destructive cults from Steven Hassan, author of "Combatting Cult Mind Control".
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