LOTF Podcast


Hello! This is a podcast about the psychology in Lord of the Flies presented to you by myself (Nour) and by Minji. Listen as we explore concepts like mob mentality, morality and social conformity and apply them to both the novel and some real life scenarios.

Opening song: Take Five by Dave Brubeck

Closing song:  Kong by Bonobo

Works Cited in Order of Mention:

1. Mob/Herd Mentality:  Describes how people can be influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors on a largely emotional, rather than rational, basis. (https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_mentality&ved=2ahUKEwjH_N_L173aAhXH6J8KHTiQDp8QFjACegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw3KeGZBmAeJAuD4M84fGAfC)
2. Vancouver Stanley Cup riot 2011: It is a sport riot that happened at downtown 7 years ago. The people who watched the game, were so mad about the game results, that they were marching through the streets, destroying cars and even stealing things from the nearby stores.


3. Human Morality: The human attempt to define what is right and wrong about our actions and thoughts, and what is good and bad about our being who we are. (https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-morality-definition-principles-examples.html&ved=2ahUKEwj70cSq1b3aAhWDFXwKHSa3AeIQFjAOegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw07vpOZ5SlyfpAznW6nmysy)
4. Fact about morality: Between the ages of 2 and 5, many children start to show morally-based behaviors and beliefs.


5. Moral Awareness: Civilization is a human creation, restricting the cosmic or primitive in man by bounding it within moral awareness.


7. Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a digital currency created in 2009. It follows the ideas set out in a white paper by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity has yet to be verified. … Bitcoins are not issued or backed by any banks or governments, nor are individual bitcoins valuable as a commodity.


8. Phycology behind investing: Psychologist Somon Asch, has said “Humans are social and generally want to be part of the crowd.”


9. Normative Conformity: Involves changing one’s behavior in order to fit in with the group. Normative influence stems from a desire to avoid punishments (such as going along with the rules in class even though you don’t agree with them) and gain rewards (such as behaving in a certain way in order to get people to like you) (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-conformity-2795889)
10. Informational conformity: Happens when a person lacks knowledge and looks to the group for information and direction.


11. Belonging, Difference and Shame: Belonging to a society or tribe is essential to survive. Difference threatens the solidarity of the group. Shame lead to formation of Jack’s tribe; shame is pre-linguistic and coded as “pain” into the developing brains.


12. Remake of “Lord of the Flies”: Remake of Lord of the Flies movie is planned and it is going to be all-female cast


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