07Authority - Lecture Outline: Authority 1. Authority 2....

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Outline: Authority 1. Authority 2. Replications of the Obedience Study 3. Why do people obey authority figures? 4. Symbols of authority Authority People comply with requests more when requester is in a position of authority Obedience Study • Psychological problems • Men • Unaware of harm Milgram’s participants obeyed because of the experimenter’s authority, and not because of abnormal psychological problems Stanley Milgram cp Experimenter told “teacher” to stop delivering the shock even though the “learner” clearly indicated that he wanted the study to go on 100% of the time, the “teacher” stopped delivering shock Obedience Study: Replications cp The experimenter (the authority figure) was hooked up to the shock generator, and the “learner” gave the directives to continue 100% of the time the “teachers” stopped delivering shock when the experimenter said to Obedience Study: Replications cp Two experimenters gave contradictory orders. One ordered the “teacher” to orders....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Madon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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