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Understanding persuasion and cultural/group influences, and how to retain an objective and independent view
- 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.
- Resources for Independent Thinking
Essays and website recommendations to help people think for themselves and increase their critical thinking skills.
- Teens: The Influence of Peer Groups
No influence in your teenager's life is as powerful as peer pressure. At its best, it can mobilize his energy, motivate him to strive for success, and encourage him to conform to a healthy group norm. At its worst, peer pressure can impair good judgment and fuel risk-taking behavior, drawing a child away from the family and positive influences and luring him into dangerous activities.
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