We recorded a podcast from a psychologist perspective on the novel Lord of the Flies, relating human morality, social conformity and herd mentality, including examples of how it occurs among the boys.
“When people are part of a group, they often experience deindividuation, or a loss of self-awareness”
-Examining the Mob Mentality, source.southuniversity.edu/examining-the-mob-mentality-31395.aspx.
“A professor from Florida, figure out that you only need 5% to start mob mentality”
-“‘Herd’ Mentality Explained.” Psych Central News, 28 June 2016, psychcentral.com/news/2008/02/15/herd-mentality-explained/1922.html.
“Kids tend to look towards older people for direction”
-Lopez, Linette. “THE SIBLING EFFECT: 12 Amazing Facts About Brothers And Sisters.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 14 Sept. 2011, www.businessinsider.com/sibling-effect-jeffrey-kluger-2011-9.
“When you start to develop morals”
-“Early Childhood Moral Development.” Child Development & Parenting: Early (3-7), www.gracepointwellness.org/462-child-development-parenting-early-3-7/article/12769-early-childhood-moral-development.
“One might find it easier to follow someone instead of voicing their opinion, fitting into a group is easier”
-Humphries, Lewis. “10 Signs You’re A Follower Instead Of A Leader.” Lifehack, Lifehack, 23 July 2015, www.lifehack.org/287415/10-signs-youre-follower-instead-leader.
“Ages of 2-4 is when children learn the difference between right and wrong”
“Parents being away from a child for 7-8 months can change how the child thinks and views things”
“Morals are gained through growing up, not something you are born with”
“Being away from your parents for too long can lead you to look up to an older authority”
“The boys still did bad things whether they agreed with it or not, the majority was doing it so they joined”