obedience: situational variables

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  • obedience: situational variables
    • proximity
      • obedience decreased to 40%
        • when teacher could hear learner
      • decreased to 30%
        • in touch proximity
          • (teacher and learner in the same room)
    • location
      • decreased to 47.5%
        • when study was moved to run down office block
      • experimenter had less authority
    • uniform
      • decreased to 20%
        • when 'member of public' was the experimenter
          • wore everyday clothes
      • original study
        • researcher wore lab coat
          • symbol of authority
    • baseline obedience percentage
      • 65%

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