Obedience

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Define social influence
The process by which individuals and groups change eachothers attitudes and behaviours
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Define obedience
Following instructions or direct orders given to you by a percieved authority figure
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What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data?
Quantitative data is data involving numbers, qualitative data is written data
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How did Milgram recruit for his study?
Volunteer sampling
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In Milgrams study, what roles were the confederates and naive participants given?
Confederates - learner Naive Participant - teacher
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How much were participants of Milgrams study paid for turning up?
$4.50
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What were the lowest and highest switches on Milgrams shock generator?
15 volts (slight shock) to 450 volts (Danger: severe shock)
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What percentage of participants in Milgrams study went all the way to 450 volts?
65%
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What group of people inspired Milgrams study and what did he conclude about them?
German Nazis - There was nothing 'naturally evil' about Nazis
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Why was Milgrams study critisised?
Any of: Demand characteristics, Ecological/External validity, Population validity, Androcentric, Ethnocentric, Unethical
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Why was Milgrams study unethical?
Any of: Deception, Lack of informed consent, protection from harm
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Who used puppies to support Milgram?
Sheridan and King
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Who believed that Milgrams participants showed demand characteristics?
Orne and Holland
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Who conducted a field study involving night nurses?
Hofling
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How many nurses in Hoflings study administered the medicine?
21/22
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Who devised the code of ethics?
British Psychological Society
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Briefly define legitimate authority
When we feel pressure to obey someone as we assume they have the right or knowledge to do so
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Briefly define agency theory
When we shift resposibility for our actions to whoever gave us an order.
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What is the opposite to agentic state?
Autonomous state
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Who devised the fascism scale and what does it measure?
Adorno, Authoritarian personality
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What charcterises an authoritarian personality?
Any of: absolute obedience, submission to authority, domination of minorities, rigid beliefs, uncomfortable with uncertainy, hostile, belief in power, highly obedient
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What did Adorno believe caused someone to have an authoritarian personality?
Harsh parenting
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The authoritarian personality is an _____ explanation for why people obey
Dispositional
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