"Obedience To Authority" Essays and Research Papers

  • Obedience To Authority

    Obedience to Authority No human social organization can function without some degree of obedience to authority, as the alternative would be anarchy leading to total chaos. Hence we find some sort of a hierarchy in both the most underdeveloped and the most civilized societies where certain individuals exercise authority over others. Almost everyone will agree that some degree of authority in certain individuals or groups (and their obedience by other groups) is desirable for the proper...

    Conscience, Electric shock, Erich Fromm 1250  Words | 4  Pages

  • Obedience with Authority

    have leaders now that are incapable of becoming great leaders. The assumptions David Brooks had made were about how authority was different back in the days and how it has digressed now. David Brooks argument was effective because he believe that leadership not the main problem, but the followership in America today. This article correlates with Stanley Milgram “The Perils of Obedience” article. Unfortunately, this article will not help me with my research paper because it does not provide me with...

    American psychologists, Behavior, Milgram experiment 883  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience to Authority

    Obedience to Authority To what extent can humans’ morality be corrupted by environment, or are all humans cruel by nature? If an authority figure told another person to jump off a bridge, our response would be to reject his command and tell him to jump, but what would happen if an authority told somebody to execute a worthless criminal for his wrongdoings by pushing him off a bridge? According to research conducted by psychologists like Solomon Asch, and Philip G. Zimbardo, under the right variation...

    Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, Milgram experiment, Mind 882  Words | 3  Pages

  • Milgram's Study of Obedience to Authority

    Stanley Milgram is a famous psychologist who focused his studies on authority and peoples reaction and obedience to it. His famous experiment and it's results were groundbreaking in psychology, surprising both psychologists and regular people alike. First I will discuss the reason for Milgrims study of obedience to authority. Then I will explain the experiment, its formulation, and its results. Finally I will cover the influence of the experiment on psychology and society. Stanley Milgrim was...

    Asch conformity experiments, Authority, Milgram experiment 1244  Words | 4  Pages

  • obedience

    Obedience is a form of social influence that occurs when a person yields to explicit instructions on orders from an authority figure. Obedience is compliance with commands given by an authority figure. In the 1960s, the social psychologist Stanley Milgram did a famous research study called the obedience study. It showed that people have a strong tendency to comply with authority figures. Milgram’s Obedience Study Milgram told his forty male volunteer research subjects that they were participating...

    Asch conformity experiments, Milgram experiment, Philip Zimbardo 1685  Words | 5  Pages

  • Obedience

    Obedience Some of the darkest times in history have resulted from passive obedience, not from large acts of violence. Howard Zinn, a social activist, once stated “Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” In many instances, leaders or dictators have taken over a specific group of people and caused them to obey their commands by frightening them with authority. Obedience appears as the main cause of war, genocide...

    African American, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Black people 872  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience

    Society’s Tendency to Pass on Responsibility The Obedience to Authority Experiment of Stanley Milgram is one of the most studied experiments in American history due to its wide-ranging social implications. The study gained popular attention because it aimed to provide some insight as to why the Holocaust had escalated in such a way. The study was designed around testing the degree of inflicted pain strangers would give to others, under orders by an experimenter. Not only did the study defy what...

    Adolf Eichmann, Experiment, Milgram experiment 1282  Words | 5  Pages

  • Obedience

    Daniel Parks Freshman Studies Term II Critical Analysis and Milgram’s Response Obedience to Authority and the obedience experiments that produced Stanley Milgram’s famous book have produced almost equal amounts of surprise, curiosity and criticism. The criticism of social psychologist John Darley and playwright Dannie Abse are each representative of the general criticism Milgram has received; Darley focuses on whether the study has any relevance to real world events (such as the Holocaust), and Abse...

    Animorphs, Dannie Abse, Milgram experiment 1369  Words | 4  Pages

  • Obedience

    Obedience Obedience is the process which leads a person – or an animal –, after listening to an order or a demand from an authoritative figure, to obey regardless of the consequences or moral implications derived from following that order or demand. The way in which this demand is followed can very; it can be in an active manner, in this case the obedient individual will do what they are told to; or in a passive one, where the individual will refrain from doing something, for the only reason that...

    Behavior, Doctor, Factor analysis 1095  Words | 3  Pages

  • obedience

    Obedience Stanly Milgram and George Orwell present individuals who ignore their own moral codes when they are confronted by authority figures. In Milgram’s experiment people continued to shock other test subjects continuously despite their reservations against it. Even when the participants in Milgram's experiments did not want to continue with the experiment, the authority figure in the experiment was able to convince them to continue. Likewise, in Orwell’s autobiography “Shooting an Elephant”...

    Burma, Electric shock, George Orwell 1222  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Milgram Experiment on Obedience to Authority Figures: An Analysis

    University. Stanley Milgram is known for Milgram experiment, Small world experiment and Familiar stranger. The Milgram experiment is the most controversial study conducted by him. With the result of his experiment, Milgram published a book "Obedience to Authority" which covered all of the experimental conditions of his study. He served his time in CUNY (City University of New York) until his death by heart attack in 1984. Part 2 - Explain one theory that this social scientist is responsible for Stanley...

    Milgram experiment, Obedience, Philip Zimbardo 1327  Words | 4  Pages

  • Obedience to Authority

    Outline: Obedience Synthesis I. Background Information: Obedience defined by Andrew Colman, in human behavior, is a form of “social functions in which a person yields to explicit instructions or orders from an authory figure". Obedience is generally distinguished from compliance, which is behavior influenced by peers, and from conformity, which is behavior intended to match that of the majority. Obedience can be seen as both a sin and a virtue. No human social organization can function without...

    Asch conformity experiments, Behavior, Human 690  Words | 2  Pages

  • Obedience to Authority

    of this research is “Obedience of soldiers to authority depicted in Saving Private Ryan novel by Max Allan Collins” 1.2 Field and Object of the study The field of study in this research is literature while the object of this research is novel entitled Saving Private Ryan by Max Allan Collins. This research focuses on how chosen soldiers who got order to save Ryan respond and obey the superior authority. Also, this research will apply sociological psychology of obedience criticism theory and use...

    Commander-in-chief, Milgram experiment, Military of the United States 5512  Words | 16  Pages

  • Authority

    Authority Authority, power and legitimacy are perceived as fundamental elements of contemporary society for the sole reason that these are the defining features of a culture with political and social organisations and hierarchies. The term ‘authority’ is commonly misused by academics as a synonym for ‘power’ or ‘legitimacy’ which has led to confusion regarding the entire concept of authority. Authority is generally defined as a person (or group of people) who has the power or right to give orders...

    Authority, Charismatic authority, Max Weber 1068  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience

    vecantw. 1. References 1.Dragoti E (2004) Psikologjia Sociale 2.^ Hofling CK et al. (1966) "An Experimental Study of Nurse-Physician Relationships". Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 141:171-180. 3. Milgram S (1974). Obedience to authority: An experimental view. New York: Harpe& Row Universiteti i Tiranws Fakulteti Shkenca Sociale Dega Filozofi-Sociologji Lenda Psikologjia Sociale ESSE Tema:Obedienca Punoi...

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  • Milgram, S. (1974) Obedience to Authority. Predictions and Variations Conclusion.

    Milgram, S. (1974) Obedience to Authority. Predictions and variations conclusion. Summary of Milgram’s study detailing the average levels of shock ‘teachers’ administered and the percentage of ‘teachers’ administering the maximum voltage with results reported by prediction and type of authority variation. The data shows during the experimental conditions the highest average voltage that ‘teachers’ stopped administering shocks was in the original study (368 Volts) with the highest percentage of...

    Conscience, Experiment, Milgram experiment 1104  Words | 4  Pages

  • Conformity And Obedience

    Sonia sawmmal Dr. Young ENG. 101 09.30.14 Obedience and conformity in society: an undeniable human need. Obedience and conformity in society, the desire to be accepted and belonging to a group is an undeniable human need. If people face with any kind of social impact such as group pressure, great part of them shows conformity (the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.) A person conforms if he or she chooses a course of action that a majority favors...

    Asch conformity experiments, Conformity, Milgram experiment 1009  Words | 4  Pages

  • MY LAI MASSACRE AS A RESULT OF OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY. Relates to stanly milgrams experiments and how authority play a part in genocide killings.

    MY LAI MASSACRE AS A RESULT OF OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY The Vietnam controversy made many people feel at distress. It was never considered a "war," although that is exactly what it was. The My Lai Massacre in Vietnam was one of the many atrocities of that war. There is an unquestionable connection between Milgram's "Obedience to Authority" and the My Lai Massacre. According to Kelman & Hamilton, "Unquestioning obedience has been the cause of such disasters as the My Lai massacre and the Holocaust...

    Milgram experiment, Military, My Lai Massacre 1235  Words | 5  Pages

  • Power and Obedience

    In today’s society it is human instinct to crave power, and to obey authority. Power is a mechanism individuals are taught to aspire to and obedience is norm individuals are told to conform to. When authority is present it is instinctual for a person to behave the way that the dominate tells them to even if what they are being told to do is wrong. Meanwhile, power can quickly go to a person’s head and make them react in cruel and demoralizing ways towards people they have supremacy over. The...

    Archives of the History of American Psychology, Human experimentation in the United States, Milgram experiment 1079  Words | 3  Pages

  • Employment and Obedience

    Obedience 1 Obedience Chelsea Ozoa Psychology 100 Professor Deutschle December 10, 2012 Obedience 2 Obedience Obedience has been around since the beginning of time. It all started with how obedient Abraham was to God. According to the Holy Bible, God had commanded Abraham to kill his beloved son Isaac, and so Abraham had to betray one of them. Abraham ended up killing his only son because his obedience to God overruled everything. There are signs of obedience all around...

    Authority, Education, Employment 1188  Words | 4  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    CONFORMITY AND OBEDIENCE Barbara Fellows Grand Canyon University January 9, 2013 Conformity and Obedience Comprehending the essence of obedience and disobedience has been an interest for many researchers, psychologists and scientists. Multiple observations have been administered to assist in understanding such issues and the impact employed by outside factors on individuals within the decision making channels. Neglecting obedience can be as hazardous as neglecting revolution in any society;...

    Conformity, Individualism, Milgram experiment 1102  Words | 4  Pages

  • Theory Of Obedience

    The Theory Of Obedience The purpose of this essay is to describe and evaluate Milgram's theory on obedience. The essay will outline the theory, the famous experiment, the findings from the experiment, and the subsequent studies that have strengthened and weakened the plausibility of the theory. What is the Theory Of Obedience? Milgram (1974) stated: 'A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience,...

    Electric shock, Experiment, Milgram experiment 1115  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience Essays

    – 3 good point/elaborations | 2) When a teacher tells you to do something, it usual for you to obey. Using your knowledge of factors that have been found to affect obedience, explain why you might obey in this situation (6 marks). |Have you? Please tick. | | ...

    Ethics, Explanation, Milgram experiment 378  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Evils of Obedience

    The Evils of Obedience If one was to be asked to follow through with an order to inflict pain on another human being, would they obey this order? Many would answer “Never!” Yet, humans have been following orders such as these since the beginning of time, for example, the Holocaust or the murdering of innocent civilians during the Vietnam War. Some may think these people are psychopaths, but could they also be ordinary people followings the orders of a higher power or simply being influenced by...

    Asch conformity experiments, Human, Milgram experiment 1466  Words | 4  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    Conformity and Obedience The desire to be accepted and belong to a group is an undeniable human need. But how does this need affect an individual? Social psychologists have conducted numerous experiments and concluded that, through various forms of social influence, groups can change their members' thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In her essay "Group Minds," Doris Lessing discusses our paradoxical ability to call ourselves individuals and our inability to realize that groups define...

    Asch conformity experiments, Milgram experiment, Philip Zimbardo 963  Words | 3  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    CioConformity obedience and authority Conformity basically means compliance with common practices Compliance means doing what other people in our social standing do in our daily lives. Most people, in most social groups, conform in everyday things like speech, dress codes, eating habits etc. This kind of conformity is known as ‘’Social control’’- the numerous pressure as individuals grow turns them from babies into members of our society. The main agencies of social control are the family, the...

    Andre the Giant Has a Posse, Anomie, Love 1380  Words | 4  Pages

  • Powere and Authority

    Topic: Differentiate between power and authority and how they linked with leadership To answer this question of the difference between Power and Authority, we must first understand what both Power and Authority actually mean. According to the dictionary (www.dictionary.com) Power comes from the Latin ‘potere’ which means ‘to be able.’ Just from this little description we can tell that to have power would mean that you are able to do things or control people and resources. The dictionary then...

    Authority, Charisma, Charismatic authority 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • House of Obedience

    The Bait-al-taa or House of Obedience is a provision in Islam law which gives husbands the right to demand obedience from their wives. If a woman leaves her husband’s home without his permission he has the right to force her to come back. The husband can claim “nushaz” or disobedience and order her to come back with a qadi (judgement.) Once the woman returns she stays either at her husband’s home or in another living area (House of Obedience) which provides the woman with essential necessities. Divorce...

    Divorce, Husband, Marriage 1808  Words | 5  Pages

  • Obedience in Society

    Obedience in Society Growing up, children are taught to obey authority figures such as parents and teachers. As you grow older, adults are expected to obey the rules and regulations of the workplace enforced by their employer; and citizens are expected to abide by the laws imposed by the government. Usually the act of obedience becomes habit, because people do not want to face the consequences that would be due to happen otherwise. One question however, what happens when an individual’s better...

    Adolf Hitler, Civil disobedience, Martin Luther King, Jr. 1903  Words | 7  Pages

  • conformity and obedience

    This Essay will discuss the factors influencing the behaviour of Mark, in relation to conformity and obedience. Should he comply and obey with his officer’s strict instructions to work alone, or will he stop to help a fellow trainee. Mark is a soldier on training in the Brecon Beacons, he is under order to work alone and not to stop to help anyone. Mark is working well and is on track with about 5 other soldiers who he already knows. Whilst running through the country, Mark hears a colleague (whom...

    Asch conformity experiments, Authority, Conformity 1936  Words | 6  Pages

  • Assessing Obedience

    ASSESSING OBEDIENCE Obedience is a characteristic ingrained in every person. No matter who a person is, there is always a more authoritative figure that they must obey to. Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, conducted experiments that tested obedience towards authority. These experiments were conducted in 1963 at Yale University. The experiments Milgram performed gained many different reactions from people. Two authors that wrote their thoughts on the experiments done by Milgram...

    American psychologists, Experiment, Milgram experiment 1769  Words | 5  Pages

  • Programmed for Obedience

     Programmed for Obedience We humans like to think of ourselves as morally decent creatures. Indeed, our capacity for morality has been a major factor in the sustainability and prosperity of our species. We take pride in the acts of kindness we perform, and more often then not, we express genuine sympathy for those who are suffering. Yet as comforting as this mentality may be, it fails to give consideration to the atrocities human beings have enacted on one other throughout history. Such atrocities...

    Behavior, Human, Human evolution 1919  Words | 5  Pages

  • Effect of Authority

    Running head: EFFECT OF AUTHORITY Effect of Authority on the Likelihood to Conform Abstract To explore the relationship between increased power or social status and a person’s likelihood to conform, forty high school students (5 boys and 5 girls from each grade level: freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) will be taken one at a time into a room with five confederates (classmates who are considered by their peers to be in the “popular crowd”). The participants will be shown a variety...

    Adolf Eichmann, Adolf Hitler, Milgram experiment 1374  Words | 4  Pages

  • Power and Authority

    Many people think that power and authority is the same thing. They are not. They have the same desired outcome but by definition are different. Merriam-Webster defines power as “the ability or right to control people or things” (“Power”). Authority is defined as “the power to give orders or make decisions: the power or right to direct or control someone or something” (“Authority”). Power is often identified by people who hold a particular office or position. Just because a person may assert a...

    Authority, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Leadership 957  Words | 3  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    Conformity and Obedience. In order to answer the question it is first necessary to define conformity and obedience. According to Woods, (2001 p. 107): ‘ We often adjust our actions or opinions so that they fit in well with those of other people. This is known as social conformity ......’ And Gross, (2001 pg.392) stated that: Obedience is affected by direction (from somebody in higher authority). This essay will explore circumstances in which we are likely to conform;...

    Asch conformity experiments, Conformity, Milgram experiment 1479  Words | 5  Pages

  • Milgram (1963) destructive obedience

    destructive obedience is not a consequence of moral weakness or an evil character; rather it is a response to a particular set of situational factors. Evaluate this statement. In order to evaluate this statement it is important to first understand what Milgram meant. This essay will first consider what is meant by destructive obedience and briefly look at Milgram’s work. It will then look at what is inferred by situational factors, focusing on conformity, socialisation, obedience to authority and group...

    Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt 2398  Words | 7  Pages

  • Milgram's Research on Obedience

    Milgram's research on obedience: how and why it can help student nurses The report aims to: Describe the main aspects of Milgram's study on Obedience Explain why and how this research can be used to help prepare student nurses for working on hospital wards Contribute to the understanding of some of the challenges nurses may face in their working practices Background Stanley Milgram, a psychologist from Yale University, conducted a series of experiments on obedience to explain some of the...

    Doctor, Hofling hospital experiment, Milgram experiment 811  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dangerous Obedience: My Definition

    Dangerous Obedience: My Definition All humans are expected to be obedient in one way or another. What is important is that we do not be obedient to the wrong people or the extent of causing harm to ourselves or to the people around us. In order to define obedience, one must know it’s purpose in life and why there is obedience in the first place. Obedience is following rules set by people of authority. This authority can be defined by who we are intimidated by or who we feel we should listen...

    A Good Thing, Asch conformity experiments, Ethics 976  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Essential Existence of Obedience and Liberty

    Existence of Obedience and Liberty Nadia Boulanger the famous French Composer said, “A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.” Through this statement we learn that obedience must be coupled with liberty in order to make something or someone great. This will not be an essay supporting disobedience but will in fact show how the greatest obedience is chosen; not forced upon an individual but the joining of obedience and liberty. In the article “The Perils of Obedience” Stanley...

    Erich Fromm, Gang, Milgram experiment 1147  Words | 4  Pages

  • Stanford Prison Experiment and Obedience

    Obedience to Our Parents To be obedient is to obey the orders of one's elders and superiors. There cannot be order unless there is obedience. One has to obey the laws of the country, otherwise the society cannot exist. The laws may be irksome, but, for the overall good of the law one must obey them. For instance, the laws to be obeyed on the road ensures road safety. The laws pertaining to property help society continue without hitches and hindrances. Even in our body our limbs obey the commands...

    Archives of the History of American Psychology, Milgram experiment, Obedience 938  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Pearls of Obedience

    In this article "The Pearls of Obedience", Stanley Milgram asserts that obedience to authority is a common response for many people in today's society, often diminishing an individuals beliefs or ideals. Stanley Milgram designs an experiment to understand how strong a person's tendency to obey authority is, even though it is amoral or destructive. Stanley Milgram bases his experiment on three people: a learner, teacher, and experimenter. The experimenter is simply an overseer of the experiment...

    Electric shock, Electrocution, Milgram experiment 645  Words | 4  Pages

  • Authority in the Public Services - Essay

    Authority in the public services Authority means the right or power to enforce rules or give orders. To do this they need legislations to enforce their laws, to function properly the uniformed pubic services need to have legislations. The extent of authority relates to the limit of control held by an individual or organisation. The limit of control is governed by the job description of the role, as well as the jurisdiction, with authority coming either from statute or company policy. An example...

    Armed forces, Authority, Constable 2059  Words | 6  Pages

  • power and authority

    1986) 2. AUTHORITY According to Henry Fayol authority is the right given to a manager or director to achieve the objectives of an organization, it is the right to get things done through others. The right to give orders to the subordinates and to get obedience them because managers cannot do their work without authority, it is the right to give orders and power to exact obedience INTRODUCTION This essay seeks to compare and contrast power and authority. As already...

    Authority, Charismatic authority, International relations 1882  Words | 9  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    Conformity and Obedience Assignment In this assignment I intend to evaluate Stanley Milgrams studies of obedience and in particular the ethical issues broken. I hope to determine whether the knowledge gained justifies his experiments. After the destruction and atrocities committed in World War II many historians argued that there must be some sort of character defect that made the German people more obedient. Mailgram’s study was an attempt to test ‘the Germans are different’ hypothesis. The...

    Ethics, Experiment, Participation 1770  Words | 5  Pages

  • Obedience

    follow them because of our obedience towards authority figures. We tend to follow the rules of our authority because they generally know what is best for us and know what the right thing to do is. However, there may be times in which our authority figure is telling us to do something that either feels wrong or we know is the wrong decision or action to make. In this case, it sometimes makes individuals wonder whether to go against their beliefs and opinions to obey the authority or if they should choose...

    Authority, Feeling, Milgram experiment 665  Words | 2  Pages

  • Influences of Conformity and Obedience

    INFLUENCES OF CONFORMITY AND OBEDIENCE Influences of Conformity and Obedience Adrienne Alexander PSYCH 555 Dr. Jay Greiner Applications of Social Psychology •         Make connections between social psychology and other disciplines. Social psychology is closely related to three other disciplines: personality psychology, organizational psychology, and sociology (social work is sometimes confused with social psychology...

    Asch conformity experiments, Behavior, Human behavior 1300  Words | 4  Pages

  • milgram's study of obedience

    Milgram’s study of obedience to authority, and the ethical issues it raised for social psychologists The following essay will discuss psychologist Stanley Milgram’s study of obedience to authority, and will outline the ethical issues it raised for social psychologists. Milgram was inspired by the Nuremburg trials and the defense of many ex-nazis being that they were coerced into assisting the genocide by simply following orders from higher authority figures. Milgram set out to see if ordinary...

    Ethics, Milgram experiment, Psychology 1361  Words | 4  Pages

  • Obedience, Conformity and Compliance

    Contrasting among Obedience, Conformity and Compliance Obedience, Conformity and Compliance- all are human behaviors. Let’s look at the following incidents- 1. The student followed his teacher’s orders. 2. The parents bought a crib for their new born baby. 3. The factory implemented all the safety measures (for its workers) set by the Government. In the first example above, we see the student doing as he was told by his teacher. That means he obeyed the teacher, which is obedience. In the...

    Breaching experiment, Heteronormativity, Milgram experiment 920  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis of Milgram's Obedience Study

    participants”? The answer to these questions is of course “No.” The participants were indeed average people who came from all walks of life. They were young, old, rich, poor, educated and uneducated. So what accounts for their obedience? Milgram says the essence of obedience is that a person comes to view himself as the instrument for carrying out another person's wishes and therefore no longer regards himself as responsible for his actions. When people behave like this, Milgram says they’re in the...

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Electric shock, Milgram experiment 1151  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience in the Holocaust

    of the Holocaust, and through experiments like Milgram's, we can understand the psychology of their obedience well enough to ensure that such atrocities never happen again. One extremely famous exploration into how someone could acquiesce to such evil is the Milgram Experiment. Performed by Stanley Milgram at Yale University, it explored how participants would react under the command of an authority figure. The experiment was simple enough; it involved forty men between the ages of twenty and fifty...

    Adolf Hitler, Milgram experiment, Nazi Germany 2087  Words | 5  Pages

  • Submission To Authority

    November 30, 2013 Submission to Authority Marines are one of the most disciplined armed forces in our world today. They are taught to receive orders and to follow them without question. But when should submission to authority stop? Should orders be disregarded when they conflict with a person’s own morals and consciousness? Maybe they should, but in the Milgram experiment, it was found that it is actually very easy for a person to accept and follow orders while leaving out their own judgment. This...

    Archives of the History of American Psychology, Human experimentation in the United States, Milgram experiment 855  Words | 3  Pages

  • Obedience

    Christies 2500 word essay on obedience and how I am going to ensure I don’t make the same mistake again. Obedience is defined as submissive to the restraint or command of authority; willing to obey. Obey is defined as 1. to follow the commands or guidance of, 2. To conform to or comply with (obey and order). Synonyms for obey: adhere to, comply with, conform to, follow, mind, observe, abide by, fall in with, keep to. Antonyms for obey: defy, disobey, rebel Related words for obey:...

    Archives of the History of American Psychology, Milgram experiment, Philip Zimbardo 554  Words | 2  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    Conformity and Obedience Why do we conform? Two basic sources of influence: normative social influence, the need to be liked, accepted by others and Informational influence: need to be correct and to behave in accordance with reality. Solomon Asch (1956) devised an experiment to see if subjects would conform even if they were uncertain that the group norm was incorrect. In his study he asked subjects to take part in an experiment. They were each asked to match a standard length line with three...

    Conformity, Milgram experiment, Minority influence 2549  Words | 6  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience wek 6

     Influences of Conformity and Obedience Jamaica R. Webster Social Psychology/PSYCH 555 July 09, 2011 Dr. Belinda Newcomer, PhD, LMHC Influences of Conformity and Obedience Conformity and obedience are both correlated to one another; both of them require one to make change on specific areas. Conformity consists of one making a change to satisfy the needs or wants of a group. Obedience is one be passive to another according to the way he or she believe a particular situation should be. This...

    Asch conformity experiments, Milgram experiment, Psychology 1748  Words | 8  Pages

  • Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiment

    Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiment One of the most famous studies of obedience in psychology was carried out by Stanley Milgram (1963). Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. He examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials. Their defense often was based on "obedience" - that they were just...

    Adolf Eichmann, Conscience, Milgram experiment 1131  Words | 3  Pages

  • Conformity and Obedience

    CONFORMITY AND OBEDIENCE * CONFORMITY * A change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressure. – Meyer * is a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group. * can also be simply defined as “yielding to group pressures”. * is often used to indicate an agreement to the majority position, brought about either by * a desire to ‘fit in’ * or be liked (normative) * or because of a...

    Asch conformity experiments, Conformity, Milgram experiment 1071  Words | 4  Pages

  • Only Obedience or the Beginings of a Cult?

    Only Obedience or the Beginnings of a Cult? In a magazine article titled Obedience to Authority, published in 1974 by Harper’s magazine, Dr. Stanley Milgram studied the effects of authority on “ordinary” people. His findings were astonishing. The obedience to authority figures, with no threat of repercussion, was not only underestimated, but unimaginable. The constant willingness to comply with what was asked of them reminded me of the cult led by Charles Manson, specifically the Sharon Tate...

    Abigail Folger, Charles "Tex" Watson, Charles Manson 1465  Words | 4  Pages

  • Respect Authority

    I, have always respected authority, I believe it is always imperative to respect authority, as shortly after I entered the Marine Corps I heard a story about a NCO that told a LCPL to get over here now and he did and right after he moved the berm where he had been standing was shot right where his head would have been. I remember that story from when my gunny told it to me when I first got to the fleet it’s something I don’t think I will ever forget it is one of the things that reminds me every day...

    Corporal, Military rank, Non-commissioned officer 1655  Words | 4  Pages

  • Obedience

     Obedience Ashley M. Martinez PSY/285 Stacie Flynn One of the most prominent studies of obedience in the study of psychology was performed by Stanley Milgram. The intent of this study was to research how far individuals would go in obeying a command while it involved hurting someone. Milgram’s curiosity to see how normal individuals could be influenced by enormity seems to be an influence for this study. My initial...

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  • Reasons and Funciom of Authority

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