Human Conditioning

Human Conditioning
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This lesson introduces the idea of conditioning in human beings by defining the relevant terminology and providing examples. It uses the example of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and proposes that, much like in the book, modern society uses conditioning to control and manipulate the behavior of target populations. It highlights how advertising and the mass media, in particular, use the psychology of conditioning to promote ideas beneficial to certain interests but not necessarily the entire society. It mentions the constant barrage of conditioning that most of us are exposed to on a daily basis. The lesson reinforces that questioning and seeking the truth are the best possibilities for counteracting conditioning and being oneself. The lesson includes essential questions and links to all materials referenced. The teacher is free to modify the lesson in any manner that facilitates its use in the classroom. (This product has been very successfully classroom tested)

Human, conditioning, Brave New World, history, advertising, individuality, different, indoctrination


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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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