Why People Obey

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Why People Obey

The Role of Buffers

  • The teacher was 'buffered from seeing the learner as they were in spearate rooms.
  • When the buffering effect was reduced so was the obedience level.

Agentic Shift

  • Milgram argued that we shift back and forth between an 'agentic state' and an 'autonomous state' when we enter a hierarchy of authority
  • Agentic State- where a person sees


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