Authoritarian personality- Key study

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Elms and Milgram 1966


aim- whether the results from Milgrams original study was the result of a particular personality pattern. 20 obedient participants and 20 disobedien participants completed a MMPI scale and the Californian F scaleto specify their level of authoritarian personality. p's were asked a range of open questions including about their childhood, and attitudes to the learner and experimenter


obedient participants had a higher authoritarian personality rating than disobedient ones. Obedient p's reported being less close to their fathers and more likely to describe them in negative terms (a trait of the authoritarian personality). 


I. Milgram accepted that there might be dispostional factors which affect obedience he stated that the evidence wasn't strong enough

J. Milgram sowed that variations in…


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