Agency theory summary

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  • Created on: 04-05-18 16:04
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  • Agency Theory
    • Milgram
      • ppts showed signs of moral strain, for example sweating.
      • high rate of compliance (100% ppts went to 300v, 65% to 450) proof of agentic state
    • Autonomous state
      • free will, free conscience.
    • Agentic state
      • working for someone, obeying authority figure.
      • results in moral strain - people obeying and going against own beliefs/ morals
    • seen as more of a description than an explanation
      • no real evidence, milgram only proposed theory after his experiment
    • apparent in everyday life - employees obey their bosses even if they don't always agree/ want to


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