Why do people obey?
- Hierarchy in society
- Authority figures have an overriding power
- Difficult to deviate from social roles from childhood
Supported by: Milgram
Obedience rates dropped by 47% when the setting was changed (Yale University -> run down office block)
Supported by: Bickman (1974)
Field Experiment in New York, 92% of pedestrians obeyed to give a stranger money when the researcher was dressed as a guard compared to 49% in…