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Why do people obey?

Justified Authorities ­ Status of a person or place (trustworthy)
Gradual Commitment ­ "Foot in the door" ­ Harder to get out
Buffers ­ Aspects of situations that protect people from having to confront
the results of their actions

>The above factors lead a person…

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Independent Behaviour:

Feeling responsible & empathetic ­ Not wanting to cause pain to
someone else
Questioning motives & status of authority ­ Questioning the legitimacy of
Disobedient Models ­ Seeing someone else disobey
Time for discussion ­ An opportunity to discuss anxiety with obeying to
Reactance ­ When…


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