In 1898 Norman Triplett published a study on the social facilitation effect. He found that cyclists will have a faster time when riding with other cyclists instead of alone. He demonstrated this effect using children in a controlled lab environment and concluded that children perform a simple task faster in pairs than when performing the same task alone. During WW2 social psychologists studied persuasion and propaganda for the US military. After the war, researchers became interested in a variety of social issues such as gender and racism. Research continued in the study of cognitive dissonance, bystander intervention and aggression. Now there are ethical standards that regulate research.
Erik Erikson, a developmental psychologist came up with a theory on social development. Erikson is the one who coined the phrase “identity crisis”. Erikson explains there are eight stages through which a healthy person should pass from infancy to late adulthood. Each stage builds on the successful completion of the earlier stages. The stages not completed may be expected to reappear as problems later. The stages are:
• Hope: Trust vs. Mistrust (Infants, Birth to 1 year)
• Will: Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt (Toddlers, 2 to 4 years)
• Purpose: Initiative vs. Guilt (Preschool, 4 to 6 years)
• Competence: Industry vs. Inferiority (Childhood, 7 to 13 years)
• Fidelity: Identity vs. Role Confusion (Adolescence, 14 to 24 years) Love: 25-40 Years
• Care: Generativity vs. Stagnation (Middle Adulthood, 45 to 65 years)
• Wisdom: Ego Integrity vs. Despair (Seniors, 65 years onwards)
Adolescence is a transitional stage of both physical and mental development occurring between puberty and an adult, generally 13 – 19 years. James Marcia has proven that people who form the most coherent self-concept in adolescence are those who are able to make intimate attachments in early adulthood, supporting Erikson’s theory.
In the 50’s Elvis was considered by most to be too racy for TV and “I Dream of Jeanie” was considered almost pornographic by many. Would you hurry to switch the TV off now if a fully clothed singer was moving his hips in front of your kids? No one really cares anymore. Why?
Turn on the tube now and MTV’s Skins, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant and My Super Sweet 16 are among the many sexually explicit lineups targeted towards adolescents. Why?
What about school? Recently teens were forced to watch the gay bed scene from the movie Milk at Moreno Valley High School without the permission from the parents. After the movie, the teens were rewarded with Milk Duds candy. One student did who not want to participate was forced to read out loud from a biography honoring Harvey Milk. Why?
About 40 elementary school students in San Francisco were read a new children’s LGBT book “My Uncle’s Wedding”. Why?
Redwood Heights Elementary school in Oakland now has a curriculum to teach children gender identity for a sexual indoctrination course. Why?
Diane Schneider who represents the National education Association (NEA) who speaks for most of the teachers of the nation said that “Oral sex, masturbation and orgasms need to be taught in education”, “sex education is the only way to combat heterosexism…” In today’s schools kids are inundated with sex saturation not education. Why?
Most schools refuse to allow children to fail and not encourage them to challenge themselves by risking failure or self-esteem. Why?
Dora the Explorer to teach kids Spanish. Why?
The list goes on and on. Why?
Could it be a liberal agenda? Could it be marketing ploys? Could it be a government type of research? Could it be merely coincidence? Armed with basic developmental psychology it would be easy to manipulate most any type of agenda starting with the youth of America and have them continue the cause willingly whatever it may be. Many will defend any attempt of revelation as pure idiocy while others may see our country and way of life stolen by using the youth.
Busted, Plausible, Confirmed?
If you believe there is something going on, who is behind it and what can be done? If you think it is all tinfoil hat conspiracy garbage, why?
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