Vaccine acceptance and
uptake may also be undermined by COVID-19 vaccines being not fully effective,
meaning that people will have to continue to engage in preventive behaviour
(e.g. mask-wearing and physical distancing) even if and after they have been
It will be important to manage expectations and ensure that
those who have been vaccinated do not stop adhering to protective behaviours
and expose themselves and others to risk.
A common theme is engagement
with local communities in developing and implementing tailored strategies to
support vaccination uptake.
Behavioural research has shown that vaccine
acceptance and uptake can be increased by adopting the three strategies below.
Creating an enabling environment making vaccination easy,
quick and affordable, in all relevant respects.
influences especially from people who are particularly trusted by and
identified with members of relevant communities.
motivation through open and transparent dialogue and communication about
uncertainty and risks, including around the safety and benefits of
"The apparent complexity of our behavior over
time is largely a reflection of the
complexity of the environment in which
we find ourselves." - Herbert A. Simon
The Little Albert experiment, run by John Broadus Watson and graduate
student Rosalie Rayner, showed
empirical evidence of
the ability to condition
infants by frightening them.
Around the age of nine months, Watson
and Rayner expose a child to a series of stimuli including a white rat, a
rabbit, a monkey, masks and burning newspapers and observe the boy's reactions.
The boy initially showed no fear of any of the objects he was shown.
The next time Albert is exposed to the rat, Watson made a loud noise by
hitting a metal pipe with a hammer.
Naturally, the child began to cry
after being frightened by the loud noise.
After repeatedly pairing the
white rat with the loud noise, Albert began to cry simply after seeing the
The Little Albert experiment
presents and example of how classical operant conditioning can
be used to condition an emotional response:
Neural Stimulus: The white rat
Unconditioned Stimulus: The
Conditioned Stimulus: The
Watson, a poor academic student, attended the
University of Chicago where he worked with John Dewey, James Rowland Angel,
Jacques Loeb, and Henry Herbert Donaldson.
Watson founded the school of
Watson was not concerned with cognition,
introspection, or any
form of internal
Watson was the first to theorize individuals could
be molded into anything.
"Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed,
and my specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take anyone at
random and train him to become any specialist I might select -
merchant, and yes, even
beggar-man and thief,
regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and
race of his
ancestors." - John Broadus Watson
John Broadus Watson mentors
In the Monster Study of 22 children Mary Tudor, under the
tutelage of Wendell Johnson of the University of Iowa, gave positive speech
therapy to half of the children, praising the fluency of their speech,
and negative speech therapy to the other half, belittling the children for
every speech imperfection and telling them they were
Many of the
normal speaking orphan children who received negative therapy in the experiment
suffered negative psychological effects and some retained speech problems for
the rest of their lives.
'Monster Study' on Stuttering
"The strengthening of behavior which
results from reinforcement is appropriately called 'conditioning'.
conditioning, we 'strengthen' an operant
in the sense of
making a response more
or, in actual fact, more frequent." -
All behavior is learned from
the environment through
There's no fundamental (qualitative)
Behavior can be objectively noted and
without accounting for
All behavior, no matter how complex, can be
to a simple stimulus-response
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of the
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values
have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction
and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and opinions of
individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed the
capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
thought. All factual information presented on this web site is believed to be
true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in print media which
may or may not have originally presented the facts truthfully.
Opinion and thoughts have
been adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited and
re-corrected as nearly all opinion and thought has been throughout time but has
been done so in the spirit of the original writer with the intent of making his
or her thoughts and opinions clearer and relevant to the reader in the present
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain
copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically
authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our
efforts to advance understanding of criminal justice, human rights, political,
economic, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe
this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for
in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.
Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for
research and educational purposes. For more information see:
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted
material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you
must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved