Unless behavior is gonna follow,
the attitude will go back and reflect your attitude and your behavior from before the class or before the intervention.
There has to be behavioral change.
Let me show you some studies showing the impact of the behavioral change.
This was done prisoners of war in American prisoners of war during the Korean War.
And what Edgar Schein who's just across street here at MIT showed
was that the captors of the Americans got them to change their minds about Communism, about the Chinese. Captors.
How gradually by simply asking them write about the good things within Communism. We know we don't like Communism. We wouldn't be fighting if we did.
But write about the positives of it.
Write it to your prison-mates. Write letters home, telling them how you being treated
and making sure of course they only focus on the good. So they didn't ask them to lie necessarily though often they did.
But they asked them to focus on the positive. Over time, the attitude actually changed.
And they became actually more open and more positive toward their captors.
Because their behavior, writing letters, talking to their friends about it, they have to give lectures on it,
was one of "I feel positive about this".
And their attitude over time actually changed. And they became more positive.
Cognitive distance, those of you who have taken Psych 1 or others heard about it.