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Why people obey:

1. Gradual commitment
2. Agentic shift
3. The role of buffers
4. Justifying obedience

Gradual commitment:
In Milgram's experiment the participants have started giving shock of low
level voltage, this makes it a lot harder for them to resist the
experimenters requirement for them to increase the…

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Evaluation of justifying obedience:
-VE ­ Mandel (1998) suggested that Milgram's original claim that people
having a suitable alibi provided increases obedience and offers a situational
explanation of the holocaust has a number of negative consequences:
The idea that obedience played a main role in the holocaust are
unjustified by…


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