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  • Factors Influencing Conformity and Obedience

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    Factors Influencing Conformity and Obedience Conformity: Three reasons that influence conformity are the ones I am about to list below: Compliance with parties: Compliance is almost the same as conformity the difference between these is that in compliance there is a request for a person to behave in a certain (an act of compliance) way although this doesn’t have to be stated. We are doing this so that our behaviours don’t stand out or upset the majority. In many occasions these

  • Depravity for the Sake of Obedience

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    Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram, “Obedience is as basic an element in the structure of social life as one can point to” (631). Society would lack order and be full of chaos without obedience. Authority helps society function; obeying that authority ensures stability. But at what point does obedience cross the line from advantageous to detrimental? Obedience becomes dangerous when it is harmful to one’s self or others. A classic example of dangerous obedience is demonstrated by Nazi official Adolf

  • Bystander Effect In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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    one stopped to help Simon, they let him die to the hands of Jack and his group of hunters. That also went along with another psychological factor. The boys were following whoever took charge which led them to be manipulated, or they were under blind obedience to authority. This quote of dialogue shows us that they were going to let a chief takeover decide things for them instead providing ideas themselves: “‘Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide for things.’ ‘a chief!, a chief!’” (Golding

  • The Role of Power in Obedience

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    To Obey or Disobey: The Role of Power in Obedience People’s decision to obey or disobey the law is based on how much power (in its various forms) they perceive the law to have behind it. The power of coercion is one maintained by every government in human history: the power to punish. The power of legitimacy is a much more subtle power: the power to appear as an authority and let others presume that you know best. While enforcing law, authorities will exercise both these powers. Both powers

  • The Milgram Experiment Theory

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    Milgram experiment was ethical? Why or why not? You may want to start this by explaining the experiment and what happened during the experiment. The Milgram experiment was to determine the obedience of subjects, that was conducted by Stanley Milgram. This experiment was to test a subjects “conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience” (McLeod, 2007). With this, Milgram was able to determine conformity of people to “go with the flow” and how the subject felt the need to be liked in

  • Baruch Spinoza: The Beginning of Freedom of Religious Thought within Judaism

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    Modern day Judaism is split into several different fractions whose looks and values are very different. Though this has become the accepted standard in Judaism, it was not always that way. Freedom of religious thought in Judaism was looked at as an evil, and preaching these ideas could lead to excommunication from the community. This was the fate of one of the most relevant 17th century philosophers in today’s world, Baruch Spinoza. Though it is impossible to say if Spinoza would have been in support

  • An Experiment on Obedience in The Pearl´s of Obedience by Stanley Milgram

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    In this article “The Pearls of Obedience”, Stanley Milgram asserts that obedience to authority is a common response for many people in today’s society, often diminishing an individuals beliefs or ideals. Stanley Milgram designs an experiment to understand how strong a person’s tendency to obey authority is, even though it is amoral or destructive. Stanley Milgram bases his experiment on three people: a learner, teacher, and experimenter. The experimenter is simply an overseer of the experiment

  • The Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-II

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    Kim Jong-Il was the leader of North Korea from the time his father Kim Sung-Il died in 1948 until his death in 2011. The Kim family remains in charge of North Korea with Kim Jong-Il's son Kim Jong-Un as it's leader. Kim Jong-Il and the other leaders in the Kim family have been made to look like gods and are praised by many in North Korea. I think that the Kim family will remain in power for a long time. I believe that if North Korea continues to be lead the way Kim Jong-Il lead it, North Korea will

  • A Brief Summary of Milgram's Seminal Research on Obedience to Authority

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    intentional mistreatment of others (Berkowitz, 1999). Because of the field's situationistic perspective emphasizing the individual's susceptibility to the power of the immediate situation, social psychologists generally view the fairly high levels of obedience to authority displayed in Milgram's classic experiment as the paradigmatic example of evil behavior (Berkowitz, 1999). Reading about the work of Ross and Nisbett, 1991 (as cited in Berkowitz, 1999, p. 247) stated that “social psychologists, by

  • Authority

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    not forced to respond, with defiance or obedience, to the commands of hierarchy. In a general view, authority couples with obedience and both of them seem to be two components of one package. The legal and moral aspects of obedience are of enormous important, but we know very little about how most people behave in incoherent situations. This is the reason authority can be abused and turned into illegal and immoral sacred. The dilemma inherent in obedience and authority is ancient, as old as the