Robert jay liftons eight criteria for identifying authoritarian cults by brad sargent may 2012 the following material appeared in a threepart miniseries within a larger series on thought control, toxic churches, and lessons from the hunger games trilogy. Lifton wrote best evidence, which received a lot of flack within the jfk assassination research community for some time, but as doug horne has proven in his book, inside the arrb, much of what lifton wrote about in best evidence in 1981 was right on the money. A study of the events surrounding the hiroshima bombing focuses on its affects in america, considering the coverup efforts by the government and linking the bombing to current insensitivities toward violence. Essays discuss the psychological aspects of hiroshima, vietnam.
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Robert jay liftons most popular book is the nazi doctors. Robert jay lifton born may 16, 1926 is an american psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of wars and political violence, and for his theory of thought reform. Lifton presented at a combined meeting of the section on neurology and psychiatry with the new york neurological society at the new york academy of medicine, november, 1956, as part of a panel discussion on communist methods of interrogation and indoctrination. Liftons 8 criteria for thought reform rosanne henry. Georg renno, lonauers successor as director, to 400,000 by franz ziereis, the former commandant of mauthausen, on his deathbed. Download medici nazisti robert j lifton ebook pdf droppdf. The dangerous case of donald trump psychology today. Lifton makes important contributions with his five modes of symbolic immortality and with his investigation of the psychological themes in survivors.
Dec 18, 2001 professor robert jay lifton specializes in the study of extremist religions and cults. When we inquire into the sources of this momentum, we come upon a complex set of psychological themes, which may be grouped under. This material consists of draft writings, research material, correspondence, client files, interview notes and transcripts, etc. The same is true concerning the total number of people murdered at specific killing centers. Books by robert jay lifton author of the nazi doctors. In sum, doubling is the psychological means by which one invokes the evil potential of the self. Ideological totalism thought reform has a psychological momentum of its own, a selfperpetuating energy not always bound by the interests of the programs directors. Psychic numbing is a tendency for individuals or societies to withdraw attention from past experiences that were traumatic, or from future threats that are perceived to have massive consequences but low probability.
Nevertheless, through his study of this murderous sect, the eminent psy. Robert jay lifton quotes author of the nazi doctors. Lessons from the hunger games 5a dystopian dynamics, totalitarian tactics, and. This involves the control of information and communication both within the environment and, ultimately, within the individual, resulting in a significant degree of isolation from society at large. Essays from now or never new york, harper perennial, 1996, 232. Lifton, thought reform and the psycholo,y of totalism, p. Medical killing and the psychology of genocide robert j. Lifton, doctors and torture, new england journal of medicine, vol. Robert jay lifton is a psychiatrist and the author of death in life. He taught nuclear technologies and security, a course that examines the impact of nuclear technologies on national and global security. That evil is neither inherent in the self nor foreign to it. The primary source for many of the ideas of this essay is robert j. Robert jay lifton on the apocalyptic twins of nuclear and climate threats. He called the method used thought reform, and offered the following eight methods that are used to change peoples minds.
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Oct, 2017 psychiatrist robert jay lifton on duty to warn. Lifton s 8 criteria for thought reform every issue in ones life can be reduced to a single set of principles that have an inner coherence to the point that one can claim the experience of truth and feel it the pattern of doctrine over person occurs when there is a conflict between what one feels oneself experiencing and what the doctrine or ideology says one should. Robert jay lifton begins his work in the psychosocial framework that he takes over from erik erikson. Article information, pdf download for robert jay lifton. This article is an electronic version of an article originally published in cultic studies journal, 1991, volume 8, number 1, pages 16. Hel talk with us about john walker, the american captured in afghanistan fighting for the taliban. Nov 06, 2015 in april 2014, daniel pick interviewed robert jay lifton for a wideranging discussion about his life and research. To say that if asahara and aum shinrikyo didnt exist robert j. Each of us willynilly creates an inner image of what took place there and what that signifies. Lifton, pelican, revolutionary immortality news the harvard crimson 1969, english, book edition. Lifton would have had to invent them would probably be terribly unfair. Lifton coined the term psychic numbing to refer to a general category of diminished capacity or inclination to feel. Lifton many people are not happy about this war writing in the london guardian on march 12, wellknown author and psychologist robert 1. Robert jay lifton was one of the early psychologists to study brainwashing and mind control.
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