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By Gordon B. Moskowitz, Heidi Grant

ISBN-10: 1606230298

ISBN-13: 9781606230299

Bringing jointly prime gurus, this tightly edited quantity reports the breadth of present wisdom approximately ambitions and their key function in human habit.

Presented are state-of-the-art theories and findings that make clear the methods humans decide upon and prioritize pursuits; how they're pursued; components that result in luck or failure in attaining specific goals; and effects for person functioning and health and wellbeing.

Thorough awareness is given to either wide awake and nonconscious procedures.

The organic, cognitive, affective, and social underpinnings of targets are explored, as is their courting to different motivational constructs.

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The Psychology of Goals

Bringing jointly major experts, this tightly edited quantity experiences the breadth of present wisdom approximately targets and their key position in human habit.

Presented are state of the art theories and findings that make clear the methods humans decide on and prioritize pursuits; how they're pursued; components that bring about luck or failure achieve specific goals; and outcomes for person functioning and overall healthiness.

Thorough recognition is given to either wide awake and nonconscious methods.

The organic, cognitive, affective, and social underpinnings of targets are explored, as is their courting to different motivational constructs.

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Rather, the studies suggest that brainwashing, in its aspect as process, is best regarded as a collective noun for various, increasingly well-understood techniques of non-consensual mind change. However, there is another aspect of brainwashing for which such explanations are irrelevant—its conceptual nature as a potential totalitarian threat. Once again we turn to Orwell. During Winston’s agonizing conversion, his torturer O’Brien gives a definitive and distinctly evangelical statement of the link between brainwashing and totalitarianism: 24 TORTURE AND SEDUCTION When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will.

21 But the Party does not restrict itself to the manipulation of history. Lifton’s eight themes (see Table 1, p. 17) are clearly relevant; this organization is a potent example of ideological totalism. Milieu control ensures that Party members are subjected to a rigid discipline of thought control in every waking moment. Every home has a telescreen which provides the Party-controlled channel for all The birth of a word 21 information about the external world. And the channel is two-way, a potential spy portal for the authorities.

The combination of powerful positive and negative emotions was overwhelming—and effective. Finding that he could resolve his guilt, and in some sense get closer to the China he adored, by confessing his sins against the Communists and then adopting their beliefs, he became compliant. Unlike Father Luca, however, Father Simon’s compliance was far from superficial. When interviewed by Robert Lifton after his release, he was fiercely critical of Catholic colleagues for their anti-Communist ‘distortions’.

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