Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D., developed a list of the 6 Conditions for Thought Reform which produce optimal circumstances for creating a system of Coercive Persuasion (mind control/brainwashing).   

“1. Keep the person unaware of …being changed… 
 2. Control the person’s…environment; especially…time. (Cause them to) think about the group…as much of their waking time as possible.

3. Systematically create a sense of powerlessness…and speak an in-group language.

4. Manipulate… long prayer sessions or lectures, and lengthy meditation sessions.

5. Manipulate … to feel that there is something inherently wrong with them to be questioning.

6. Put forth a closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure… The leaders must have verbal ways of never losing.” (Singer, 1995) [1]Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D., 1995


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1. Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D., 1995