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Obedience In Students

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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”...

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 Obedience to Authority: A Brief Summary of Milgram’s Research and Current Research’s Position on Milgram’s Findings Introduction Throughout history people have followed directives given by other people, such as ‘do this’, ‘follow these rules’, ‘listen to me’, and ‘do as I say’. In fact, governments have rules, laws and norms of their society so that people will obey the laws and behave in a civilized manner. How is it then that individual’s will go against and contest their...

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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...

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Obedience with Authority

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 enough evidence to help support my research. Lessing, Doris. “Group Minds.” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. Columbus,...

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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;...

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