AS - Psychology Unit 1 - Describe what is meant by obedience

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Obedience can be defined as complying to the rules set by recognised authority, which may impose sanctions for disobedience. It is where the individual gives up their free will and hands it over to an authority figure by doing what they say even if they do not believe that what they are doing is correct. Quite often following orders and obeying is in our best interests, for example, obeying road signs prevents accidents from happening however there is a downside to our tendency to obey in relation to something immoral which is known as destructive obedience and…

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