Milgrams research lead to the development of Agencey Theory as a way of explaining obidience. Milgram proposed that human behaviour evolved to include the tendencey to obey because rule-based behaviour enable stability in a complex human society.
Behaviour consists of two opposing states:
- Automous state: Where we use our free will and take responsibility for our actions
- Agentic state: Where we act on behalf of another
One key aspect of this theory is that…