8.31 - 8/31 Astroten Doctor-Nurse study 21/22 Nurses obeyed...

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8/31 Astroten Doctor-Nurse study 21/22 Nurses obeyed the doctor’s orders Diffusion of Responsibility Fear of repercussions Status of Authority Adolf Eichmann, Ollie North, North’s Secretary: Other examples of “only following orders”. Personality Inappropriate Behavior Situation People tend to emphasize personality disposition and minimize situational forces. In our own behavior, however, we tend to claim “The situation made me do it.” To inoculate ourselves against blind authority: -Learn to recognize the steps used to perpetrate improprieties 1. Start with an ideology justifying actions 2. Use authority figures to legitimate ideology 3. Have rules/policies that channel options 4. Have situations that permit taboo acts 5. Make initial harmful acts minimal/trivial 6. Have subsequent acts escalate gradually 7. Displace responsibility to the authority 8. Use strange, novel settings 9. Give no training in challenging or exiting -Be vigilant when you hear “do this” or “these are the rules and policies”
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