SOCIAL - realistic conflict theory

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  • Created on: 20-06-16 12:19

Evaluation of agency theory as an explanation of o


  • Agency theory can be applied to horrific events such as the Holocaust to help us understand why they did it. (As a defence mechanism, they denied their actions and passed them on)
  • Supports Milgram's original (1965) study of obedience, where 65% of participants were willing to shock another person - agentic state. 


  • Doesn't explain individual differences - e.g personality type. Gretchen Brandt.
  • Difficult to measure as they are internal states of mind. 
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