9-2 - L ecture 3 The Truth of the matter is that you always...

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Lecture 3 “The Truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” –General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Social and Situational Influences on Critical Thinking and Behavior We are conditioned to obey: o Parents o Teachers o Bosses o Symbols of authority: Signs Badges Obeying is prerequisite to order and safety… o Military- always listen to platoon leader o BUT where are the limits of BLIND obedience to authority? o When are you going to say NO? How far can you go before they say no. o Example: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich… W. Shirer How did it happen that these crimes were committed? They were preformed as an obedience to authority Social Political structure to exert control over entire German people, leading to the so called ‘justified ‘Final Solution”. How were rational individuals transformed into blindly obedient men and women? o
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