BRAINWASHING

n. a method which manipulates and modifies a person's emotions, attitudes, and beliefs. It utilizes intensely-persuasive, even coercive tactics in order to enforce these changes. Such tactics are often utilized in prisoner-of-war camps and religious cults. See psychological kidnapping.

BRAINWASHING: "As a coercive method of manipulating behavior, brainwashing aims to indoctrinate a person into a new set of beliefs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRAINWASHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brainwashing/ (accessed September 25, 2019).
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