A Science Odyssey 3 Guests wearing a Sigmund Freud mask.  Spotlight on Guest 2.

What influences personality?

Man does not have an "inner self" that directs him to act in a certain way. Rather, man acts the way he does because he has been rewarded or punished for his behavior. A child's personality can be molded by reward and punishment.

We should make use of our knowledge about controlling behavior to create a society where individuals are conditioned to act in a way that helps to achieve that society's goals. In fact, to not do so is irresponsible.

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