Understanding persuasion and cultural/group influences, and how to retain an objective and independent view
- Unconscious Cultural Conditioning
Cultural conditioning often works against us in powerful ways as we struggle to grow our ethical minds, and raise them above the cultural thinking that traps us in thought forms prescribed by our culture. "We all think this way, so it must be okay because consensus thinking creates the reality that we all support." Er, not really.
- Cultural Innovation: Growing Beyond the Constraints of Your Cultural Conditioning
The first step to breaking free from our own cultural conditioning requires that we understand that the majority of people in the world do not actually perceive the world as we do, nevertheless these other perspectives are just as valid as ou own.
- Breaking the Shackles of Social Conditioning | The Unbounded
To doubt what you think you know is a sign of intelligence, and only if you are courageous enough to do so can you break free from the shackles of social conditioning and walk on the path of wisdom, accepting responsibility for your life.
- Social Psychology Links
Phew! Everything you want to know really. A mammoth resource of links to well-chosen sites discussing prejudice and discrimination, gender issues, culture, social influence, persuasion and propaganda, cults, interpersonal relations, group behavior, aggression, and more.
- Think For Yourself - Before It's Too Late...
For nearly two decades Independent Thinking has been working to bring the best out of young people and those who work with them, focussing on areas including thinking, learning, motivation, leadership and creativity.
- 5 Ways to Develop Independent Thought
Tom O'Leary suggests 5 strategies that can help develop your independent thinking ability.
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