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Evidence for explanations of why people obey
POINT EXPLAIN EVIDENCE
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th
ori These people have a strong respect for authority
because they were brought up by strict parents
tar People are more likely
who used harsh, physical punishments. They may
Miller (1986) conducted interviews with some of Milgram's participants.…read more

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Th
In interviews with his participants, Milgram found that they felt that the experimenter was
e responsible for their actions. Indeed, video evidence during the experiment shows that participants
`ag People are more likely
This is when they see themselves as the agent of
often stated that they were not responsible for the outcome. This shows they had entered the
the authority figure. They believe that they are
en to obey when they agentic state.…read more

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