Brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)

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Brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)

Stephen A. Kent, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta

Table of Contents
The "Brainwashing Debate" within the Social Sciences
RPF Accounts in the Courts and the Media
Methodological Issues
Ideational History of the RPF
Hubbard's Brainwashing and Psychopolitics Manual
Hubbard's Discussions of Brainwashing in the Late 1960s
Organizational Forerunners of the RPF
The Creation of the RPF
The Creation of the RPF's RPF
RPF Consistencies and Variations
Forcible Confinement
Accounts of Physical Maltreatment
Excessive Exercise—The Running Program
Physically Demanding and Tiring Chores
Poor Diet
Issues of Hygiene and Medical Care
Sleeping Conditions
Social Maltreatment
Boiler Suits; Formal Address to "Superior;" Armbands
Restrictions on Speaking and Writing
Media and Book Restrictions
Intensive Study of Ideology
Forced Confessions
Success Stories
Children and Teens on the RPF
Accounts About Children and Teens from Former Adult Members
References to Children on the RPF in a Scientology Document
Television and Newspaper Accounts of Teenagers on the RPF
The Impact on Some Scientologists Who Saw the RPF in Operation
Brainwashing as a Practice in Scientology and a Concept in Sociology
The RPF and Scientology's Hollywood Stars
RPF and American Law Enforcement
The RPF and Human Rights Issues


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Thanks for this, FTS.

A lot of reading to do, but very useful data.