From Candid Camera From Candid Camera
Candid Camera was a popular television program in the US in the 1960s.
The program used the classic methodology of naturalistic experiments in social psychology as the source of its humorous scenarios.
The resulting programs were not only entertaining, but also potentially instructive.
For example, how independent is the average person when confronted with the all-powerful "consensus of the group?"
Creating a consensus quickly is the goal of every "shock and awe" propagandist.
Originally posted by whiteraven
I have observed that it takes a radical change of venue and friends to change a worldview.
The odd thing is that if you adopt a different worldview you often become very fanitcal concerning the maitenance of the new worldview until that worldview changes or collapses.
A good example are detox and Alcohol reabilatation centers. They teach a new way of thinking, they try to establish a different set of rules for the patients.
In order for the patient to maintain and conform they must attend meetings and have a sponser in order to maintain said path given at Rehab.
It is very difficult to be non conformist and this lends to a good success rate if the patient continues to go to meeting, hang out with new friends, etc
Originally posted by whiteraven
Great observation whaa?
What subject did you teach and what method did you use to bring conformity to your class?
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Originally posted by caballero
humans are pack animals we are meant to conform, but we should have the power to choose for ourselves what we conform to, some might say we do.
Originally posted by sc2099
The thing about a cult is, if you aren't fanatical you tend not to be as well accepted and possibly expelled. If someone only did 6 of the 12 steps, would they be no longer welcome at AA?
Though he had nothing to drink for the last 35 years, he continued to crave alcohol and on his death bed demanded whisky, which his attendants refused him. [
Wilson was serially unfaithful to his wife Lois. Wilson's compulsive sexual pursuits caused controversy within AA, and it was common knowledge in New York AA circles. His interest in younger women increased with his age, and motivated Barry Leach and other friends of Wilson's to form a "Founders Watch". People were assigned to keep an eye on Wilson during the socializing that followed AA functions and to separate and steer away those young women who caught his interest.
In the 1950s Wilson experimented with '___' in medically supervised experiments with Betty Eisner, Gerald Heard , and Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley called him "the greatest social architect of our century
One of his therapeutic journeys lead him to Trabuco College in California, and the friendship of the college’s founder, Aldous Huxley. The author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception introduced Wilson to '___'-25. The drug rocked Wilson’s world. He thought of it as something of a miracle substance and continued taking it well into the ‘60s. As he approached his 70th birthday, he developed a plan to have '___' distributed at all AA meetings nationwide. The plan was eventually quashed by more rational voices, and a few years later the Federal government made the point moot by making the drug illegal. (That Wilson’s plan was shot down is probably fortunate. '___' is a beautiful thing, but nothing sounds more horrifying to me than a roomful of chain-smoking, frightened, needy drunks tripping their heads off in the basement of the local Y.)