PSY1 Social Interaction Notes - What is the nature of...

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What is the nature of Obedience? Temporary mental disorder (Gustav LeBon) o Group panics o Mass sociogenic illness Congenitally weak morality (especially females too fickle and guided by emotion, children) o Women not allowed to make laws because they tend to operate out of empathy vs men out of legality (we don’t see one as superior to the other anymore) Universal trait o Are we all obedient by nature, ie do we have a “flocking instinct”? Any self serving motive that fuels us to follow others in groups? o Do we really have an internal moral compass? Thing that sets us apart from the flock able to discern right and wrong vs what consensus says Adolf Eichmann - post WW2, lieutenant in Nazi Party, clerk in Berlin office o Delivered papers saying undesirables were to be shipped to concentration camps o His job to fill the trains and deliver them to be exterminated there o Adolf Eichmann ended up in Argentina with Nazi refugees post liberation (all wanted to hide their pasts) o Apprehended by Israeli secret service, placed on trial there for crimes against humanity etc sentenced to death o “I loved the Jews, I was just doing my job” (he was actually an anti-Semite and told others he loved sending them off to camps) MAIN QUESTIONS FROM EICHMANN TRIAL How could such an apparently ordinary man become complicit in such atrocities and monstrous activities? Would anyone “just follow orders”? Even if they knew it was wrong? Many genocides cause by left wing regimes because often when a progressive ideal is promoted and its movement is set in motion, people will do anything even murder to achieve it The Human Behavior Experiments (2006) Yale University man’s Stanley Milgram’s experiment on obedience to authority New remake movie: “Experimenter” (2015) Studies Blind obedience and how far could a person go following orders that permitted acts that went against conscience; wanted to understand how German people could permit the massacre of millions of Jews Controversial obedience experiments, prob never will be repeated again
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1962 built a shock generator, diff level of wattage 15-450w, and had different people listen to man in the next word who’s learning words and if they get it wrong they must shock them, increasing the wattage with each incorrect answer o
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