Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China is a non-fiction book by psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the psychology of brainwashing and mind control. Lifton's research for the book began in 1953 with a series of interviews with American servicemen who had been held captive during the Korean War. In addition to interviews with 25 Americans, Lifton also interviewed 15 Chinese who had fled their homeland after having been subjected to indoctrination in Chinese universities. From these interviews, which in some cases occurred regularly for over a year, Lifton identified the tactics used by Chinese communists to cause drastic shifts in one's opinions and personality and "brainwash" American soldiers into making demonstrably false assertions. Main points In the book, Lifton outlines the "Eight Criteria for Thought Reform": Milieu Control. Thought-terminating cliché Lifton said: Examples General examples “Think of the children”
Fourier series In mathematics, a Fourier series (English pronunciation: /ˈfɔərieɪ/) decomposes periodic functions or periodic signals into the sum of a (possibly infinite) set of simple oscillating functions, namely sines and cosines (or complex exponentials). The Discrete-time Fourier transform is a periodic function, often defined in terms of a Fourier series. And the Z-transform reduces to a Fourier series for the important case |z|=1. History The Fourier series is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768–1830), who made important contributions to the study of trigonometric series, after preliminary investigations by Leonhard Euler, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, and Daniel Bernoulli. The heat equation is a partial differential equation. Definition is a periodic function with period P. Function s(x) (in red) is a sum of six sine functions of different amplitudes and harmonically related frequencies. we can also write the function in these equivalent forms: where: approximates on .
Language and Thought Stacy Phipps December 13, 2001 The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis has changed the way many people look at the relationship between language, thought and cultural perception of reality. It has influenced many scholars and opened up large areas of study. While many like Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf support the notion that language strongly influences thought and others argue that language does not influence thought, the evidence from research indicates that language does influence thought and perception of reality to a degree but language does not govern thought or reality. Language and Thought The relationship between language, thought and reality has occupied philosophers, linguists, anthropologists and psychologists for centuries. Our senses, conversant about particular sensible object, do convey into the mind several distinct perceptions of things according to those various ways wherein those objects affect them. 1. 2. 3. 4. Brown, Roger. 1968. Carroll, John (ed.) 1956. Chaika, Elaine. 1989.
Logocracy Logocracy is the rule of—or government by—words. It is derived from the Greek λόγος (logos) - "word" and from κράτος (kratos) - to "govern". The term can be used either positively, ironically or negatively. Historical examples "unknown to these people themselves, their government is a pure unadulterated LOGOCRACY or government of words. The Soviet Union was described by Nobel Prize winner Czesław Miłosz, as a logocracy. It was for example, according to Christine D. Totalitarianism, according to political theorist Hannah Arendt, can be considered a logocracy, since in it ideas are no longer important, just how they are expressed. Academic Yahya Michot has referred to Sunni Islam as a "popular" or "laic logocracy", in that it is government by the word of the Koran. See also Videocracy - the power of the image, an important modern extension to logocracy but also a potential opposing force.Political Correctness - rule of correct terminology. References
How To Harmonize Your Dual-Boot Setup for Windows and Ubuntu Looking for some harmony between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in your dual-boot setup? Here are a few ways you can make the tense OS situation a little more unified and copacetic. Background When we covered How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC, we noticed that some people were wondering how to use a third partition between Linux and Windows to act as a storage partition. Why It’s Difficult As a few commenters pointed out, you can’t use an NTFS-formatted partition for /home in Linux. Image from cellguru.co.cc, assumed fair use A Work-Around There isn’t a way to run your /home directory from a FAT32 or NTFS partition, so your configuration files and scripts will have to remain there. This isn’t a proper workaround. Linux has come a long way with regards to reading and writing NTFS, and since it’s much better than FAT32 and tougher to configure this setup with, that’s what we’ll be covering in this guide. Partition Scheme Auto-Mount Your Storage Partition (Linux) Prep Work fstab sudo blkid
Why Does My iPhone 4S Now Say 4G, Not 3G? Because It Is* 4G? Psh. Tell us when a software update transforms our phones into 5G devices: Then we'll be excited. Yes, you read that right. A Tuesday software update released by Apple bumped all iOS devices up to version 5.1 of the operating system. In other words, Apple has finally patented a method for upgrading the hardware of one's device over the airwaves. We kid. Much has been written about how AT&T's playing a "marketing game" with the 4G terminology, but is it really the carrier's fault that it brands non-LTE devices as "4G?" Spoiler: All of the major U.S. carriers share a little blame. When the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) released its first definition of "4G," the umbrella term included just two networking technologies: WiMax 2 and LTE-Advanced, representing two standards that could hit the ITU's "4G" speed requirements of 100 Mbps while mobile and 1 Gbps while stationary. So how did the carriers solve this dilemma? Confused?
Language and thought A variety of different authors, theories and fields purport influences between language and thought. Many point out the seemingly common-sense realization that upon introspection we seem to think in the language we speak. A number of writers and theorists have extrapolated upon this idea. Scientific hypotheses Examples Counting Different cultures use numbers in different ways. Perhaps the most different counting system from that of modern Western civilisation is the “one-two-many” system used by the Pirahã people. Orientation Color Language may influence color processing. Other schools of thought See also References Jump up ^ Gordon, P., (2004).
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python - Learn how to program with a free ebook programming tutorial John R. Ehrenfeld: Sustainability and the Sacred Nadsat 'Quaint,' said Dr. Brodsky, like smiling,'the dialect of the tribe. Do you know anything of its provenance, Branom?' 'Odd bits of old rhyming slang,' said Dr. Drs. Description At least one translation of Burgess' book into Russian solved the problem of how to illustrate the Nadsat words—by using transliterated, slang English words in places where Burgess used Russian ones. Function Burgess, a polyglot who loved language in all its forms, was aware that linguistic slang was of a constantly changing nature. Burgess knew that if he used modes of speech that were contemporarily in use, the novel would very quickly become dated. Russian influences Russian influences play the biggest role in Nadsat. A further means of constructing Nadsat words is the employment of homophones (known as folk etymology). However, many of Burgess' loan-words, such as devochka ("girl") and droog ("friend") maintained both their relative spelling and meaning over the course of translation.
Hacking a metaphor in five steps | Metaphor Hacker - Hacking Metaphors, Frames and Other Ideas Preliminaries 1. Before you start metaphor hacking you must first accept that you don’t have a choice but to speak in some sort of a figurative fashion. 2. Once you’ve done the above, you can start hacking (or really do them at the same time). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. But driving a metaphor forward is most often a positive experience. This process never stops. Conclusion All good hackers, engineers, journalists or even just members of a school or pub debate club have been hacking at metaphors ever since the phrase “is like” appeared in human language (and possibly even before). George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, Metaphors we live by (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980).Jeffrey R.
Framing (social sciences) In the social sciences, framing is a set of concepts and theoretical perspectives on how individuals, groups, and societies organize, perceive, and communicate about reality. Framing is the social construction of a social phenomenon often by mass media sources, political or social movements, political leaders, or other actors and organizations. It is an inevitable process of selective influence over the individual's perception of the meanings attributed to words or phrases. It is generally considered in one of two ways: as frames in thought, consisting of the mental representations, interpretations, and simplifications of reality, and frames in communication, consisting of the communication of frames between different actors. The effects of framing can be seen in many journalism applications. When one seeks to explain an event, the understanding often depends on the frame referred to. In the field of communication, framing defines how news media coverage shapes mass opinion.