Why do people obey authority
... how behaviour impacts on interpersonal relationships, the subjective reasons for why
people feel they have to be obedient necessitates a different approach in its explanation.
In a seminal study on obedience to authority, Stanley Milgram explained the high rates of
obedience within several experimen ...
Conformity and Obedience
... – They drew slips for the role of teacher and learner
– How far would you go?
• When asked how far they thought other people would go, no
one expected anyone to proceed to the XXX shock, but 65% of
them went all the way to the 450 volts shock
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... Asch's (1956) findings of significant conformity under conditions that also encouraged individual autonomy revived the specter of crowd psychology (Rook,
2006) and especially notions of herd behavior (Tarde, 1895; Trotter, 1916). Later
studies continued Asch's search for moderator variables of confo ...
AS EDEXCEL PSYCHOLOGY 2008
... Personality (charisma): it doesn’t take into account personality variables & obedience,
some people might be naturally more predisposed to obey, whilst some people can get
others to obey them even when they have little or no authority over them, it is simply the
force of their personality (charism ...
Rethinking the Laboratory Experiment
... which appropriate actions are taken. The results will be explicit formulations
of that knowledge, perhaps in the form of sets of rules or as scripts.
Improvisations by subjects become meaningful within particular interpre
tations of the drama. Each participant, as in real I ife, strives to keep the ...
Rosen, Milgram and Morals
... us to blame the obedient Milgram subjects. But even if this is right, there are two ways to
account for this moral fact. One possibility is that it would be a mistake to blame them
because they are not blameworthy; another is that it would be a mistake for us to blame
them even if they are blamewort ...
... personality, experience shows that there are certain features which offer the most obstinate resistance to
moral control and prove almost impossible to influence. These resistances are usually bound up with
projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recognition is a moral achievement b ...
... – 3 to 5 people will elicit more conformity than just
1 or 2
– Groups greater in size than 5 yields diminishing
Chap 6 PPT
... be more or less socially responsive
Conformity and Obedience
... (projected onto a screen) in a dark room will appear to move, even
though it is still (i.e. it is a visual illusion).
• It was discovered that when participants were individually tested
their estimates on how far the light moved varied considerably (e.g.
from 20cm to 80cm). The participants were the ...
Step Up To: Psychology
... 15. When an individual decides to change
their behavior to win the approval or
social acceptance of others, (s)he is
being affected by:
texts - The BBC Prison Study
... nuanced explanation. Here (as in
Zimbardo’s study) several of those assigned
to be guards refused to embrace this role.
The primary issue for these individuals was
how an enthusiastic embrace of the guard
Social Influence Test Answers
... who knew conformed more than those who didn't.
Q13. Spencer and Perrin - ask if reports of Asch's experiments have overstated the power of the majority to force
minority individuals to agree with the obviously mistaken judgements.
Q14.Moscovici and Faucheux (1972) argue that it is m ...
Groups, Networks, and Organizations
... - A number of critiques have been lobbed against Asch's
experiment including a question of the motivation of
students to be accurate. Rather than testing conformity,
Asch's study may have simply measured a disinterested
student's reluctance to engage in conflict to get the
answer right. Moreover, i ...
Social Psych Questions
... results and any ethical issues which may have been raised by this study.
4. Who was the lead researcher in the famous obedience experiment that was described in class and in
the reading? Describe two aspects of the original experiment that the researcher believed
contributed to the high rate of obed ...
... study of attitudes, beliefs, decisions, and actions and
the way they are molded by social influence.
... hero because he did NOT obey authority -2700 lives were saved.
All but six of Morgan
Stanley's 2700 workers
survived. Richard Rescorla
was one of the lost six.
Milgram, S. Behavioral study of obedience (Yale)
... The Teacher was instructed to repeatedly shock the learner…
The learner repeatedly responded with cries of pain and then silence… the Teacher was
instructed to continue shocks.
The teacher thought they were administering real shocks.
The teacher turned to experimenter for guidance on whether to cont ...
Chapter 1 - CCRI Faculty Web
... In-group bias—tendency to make favorable
attributions for members of our in-group
Ethnocentrism is one type of in-group bias
... Unconsciously mimicking others helps us to feel what
they’re feeling. Automatic mimicry is part of empathy
and empathic people are more well-liked. Those who
are eager to fit in are more prone to automatic mimicry.
Sometimes the effects of this suggestibility is serious –
resulting in clusters of vi ...
Stanley Milgram (August 15, 1933 – December 20, 1984) was an American social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiment on obedience conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, specifically the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing this experiment.His small-world experiment while at Harvard would lead researchers to analyze the degree of connectedness, most notably the six degrees of separation concept. Later in his career, Milgram developed a technique for creating interactive hybrid social agents (cyranoids), which has since been used to explore aspects of social- and self-perception. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of social psychology. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Milgram as the 46th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.