In popular culture::Classical conditioning


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In popular culture In the 1932 novel Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, conditioning plays a key role in the maintenance of social peace, especially in maintaining the caste system upon which society is based. Another example is in the 1962 dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange in which the novel's anti-hero and protagonist, Alex, undergoes a procedure called the Ludovico technique, where he is fed a solution to cause severe nausea and then forced to watch violent acts. This renders him unable to perform any violent acts without inducing similar nausea. Unintentionally, he also forms an aversion to classical music. In the 1999 science-fiction novel Ender's Shadow "Pavlovian mental bans" are used to prevent crime. In "The Guilt Trip", Part Three of Derren Brown's TV series "The Experiments", Derren used Classical conditioning to make a man feel guilt at the sound of a bell.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In Gravity Falls, Pacifica Northwest, in the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery," is shown to be afraid of standing up to her parents and disappointing them. Her parents are controlling her with the sound of a bell.

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