Topic: Obedience / Lessons from the Conformity and Obedience Studies
Posted by: Steven, Soo
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Stanley Milgram's experiment: Even with the other participant's refusal and his shrieks of agony, 63% complied to the orders to conduct the experiment through the end. There weren't much differences between men and women, and this 63% didn't suffer any emotional aftereffects from their behavior.
Obedience is highest when:
Obedience was a factor in the Holocaust: When about 500 officers were ordered to kill the village's Jews and were given a chance to refuse, only about 12 did so immediately. About 1500 helpless women, children, and elderly were shot: only 20% eventually dissented from participation.
Le Chambon village: openly resisted the authority since they were taught to disobey the adversaries from their ancestors, they interacted with one another, and they were influenced by their own initial acts.
Lessons from the Conformity and Obedience Studies
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Conducting Milgram's Experiment