The transmission of values is basically a social autopoietic process: Values constitute a global code of prescribed or prohibited interactions within society. Their permanent use is the constant reconstruction of these interactions through the conditioning of the individuals whose role is to permanently reconstruct the social fabric.
A.P. VARDOMATSKY enumerates the following social and psychological mechanisms responsible for values transmission:
"- Social expectations (which)… in a close environment… offers a personality a certain set of social roles…
"- Suggestion… the transmission of information based on the uncritical attitude. Here the authority of the one who suggests is necessary
" – "Infection"… the transmission of certain emotional states. It is a non-verbal process which takes place on the basis of collective activity as a result of a kink of mental induction. The power of excitation is proportional to the size of the audience. See R. DAWKINS "memes".
" – Imitiation is the reproduction and transmission of behavior models… Imitation can be blind or conscious…
" – Conformity is a synthetic trait of a personality to be complaisant to the pressure of the group. If this complaisance is very strong and extends to ideology and morality then conformity, I believe, transforms to conformism" (1993, p. 493).
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