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The Psychopathology of the Solitary Mind
Isolation and Brainwashing Origins
Analysis of “Isolation”
Positive Features
Civilization and Loneliness
The Indoctrination Process
Divergent Viewpoints
General Predisposition
Physical Conditions
Psychological Conditions
The Organized “Program”
Collaboration
Air Force Prisoners of the Chinese Communists
Implications
The Scientific Approach: Experimental Isolation
Early Experience
Feral Man and Cases of Extreme Isolation in Humans
Other Suggestive Evidence
Major Research Projects
Books
Bibliographies and Reviews
Popular Treatment
Hallucinatory Activity
Learning Studies
The Need for Varied Stimulation
Defining Sensory Deprivation
Individual Differences
Therapeutic Effects
Suggestion and Isolation Effects
Arousal and the RAS
The Role of Stimulus Variation on Cortical Arousal
Stimulus Properties Facilitating Arousal
Sources of Individual Differences
Sensory Variation as Reinforcement
Sensoristasis: A Drive for Sensory Variation*
Slow REST or Fast Drugs: Meditation or Medication?
Early Studies Showing Therapeutic Benefits
Summary of Early Clinical Studies
Highlights of the Second Decade of Studies
Optimal Stimulation Differences and Response to RES
Modality: Reduced versus Monotonous Stimulation
Mental Set
More Recent Clinical Findings
REST and Smoking Cessation
REST and Increased Amenability to Psychotherapy
REST and Alcohol Abuse
Applications of REST to Other Clinical Problems
The Future
Index
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Isolation

Isolation

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"A very well written and scholarly presentation which ought to prove valuable to both clinicians and experimentalists."J.P. CHAPLIN, University of Vermont"A very interesting and well written integration of many related areas. Undoubtedly a contribution to the areas concerned.JACK VERNON, Princeton University"A fascinating and comprehensive study of past development and current state-of-the-art in this area."Dr. WILLIAM D. THOMPSON, Baylor University"Part I is well written and provides an overview of the subject matter with broad strokes which blend into one another...the book does give a good historical perspective of the development of interest in the effects of isolation.... The bibliography ... is one of the most complete of published bibliographies in this field."American Journal of Psychiatry
"A very well written and scholarly presentation which ought to prove valuable to both clinicians and experimentalists."J.P. CHAPLIN, University of Vermont"A very interesting and well written integration of many related areas. Undoubtedly a contribution to the areas concerned.JACK VERNON, Princeton University"A fascinating and comprehensive study of past development and current state-of-the-art in this area."Dr. WILLIAM D. THOMPSON, Baylor University"Part I is well written and provides an overview of the subject matter with broad strokes which blend into one another...the book does give a good historical perspective of the development of interest in the effects of isolation.... The bibliography ... is one of the most complete of published bibliographies in this field."American Journal of Psychiatry

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