social influence ; obedience ; dispositional exps

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like milgram, what did adorno et al also went to understaind?
holocaus anti-semitism
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on basis of research, however, what did they conclude about obedience?
basically psychological disorder
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and what were they trying to do?
locate causes in personality
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- procedure
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what did they investigate?
causes of obedient personality
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in study of how many ppl?
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what social group and country were they all?
white middle-class americans
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and studies their uncinscious attitudes toward?
other racial groups
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developed several whats to investigate this?
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including F-scale which measured?
potential to facism
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which is still used to measure what?
authoritarian personality
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- findings
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people who scored high on f-scale identified with which type of people and were contemptuous of who?
identified strong and disliked weak
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what were they very conscious of in themselves and others?
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and showed excessive respect, deference and servility to who?
those of higher status
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found auth ppl have cognitive style with fixed and distinctive what?
stereotypes of other groups
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and little fuziness around?
categories of people
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also strong positive correlation between authoritarianism and?
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- authoritarian characteristics
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conc tht people with auth personality have a tendency to do what?
be esp. obedient to authority
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have extreme respect and submissiveness to?
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also show contempt to people they percieve as having?
inferior social status
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what do they believe we need to enforce traditional values?
strong and powerful leaders
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for people with auth personality there are very little?
'grey areas'
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what are they very uncomfortable with?
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- origin of authoritarian personality
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concluded that it forms where?
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as result of?
harsh parenting
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typically features extremely strict?
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an expectation of?
absolute loyalty
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impossibly high?
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and severe criticism of?
preceived failings
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also characterised by what type of love?
conditional love
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what is conditional love?
parents' love and affection for child depends entirely on behaviour
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argued these experiences create what in the child?
resentment and hostility
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but why can't child express feelings directly?
well-founded fear of reprisals
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so fears are displaced onto who?
others they percieve to be weaker
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in process called?
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explains central trait of obdience to higher auth which is?
dislike for people considered socially inferior / belong to other social groups
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which approach is this explanation absed on?
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:) research support
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who did milgram and elms conduct interviews with?
small sample fully obedient pps
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who scored where on the f-scale?
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believing there may be what kind of corelation?
link between obedience and authority
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however what is the limitation of the correlation?
just correlation, not causal
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what does this then make impossible to draw conc?
auth personality causes obedience
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may be that what is involveed?
third factor
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what did hyman and sheatsley suggest both could be linked to?
low education
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with lack of what kind of link between the two?
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:( limited explanation
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what will any exp of obedience in terms of individual personality find it hard to do?
explain obedient behaviour in majority of country's pop
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for example which classic example?
prewar germany
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this was despite what about personality?
must habe all had differences
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what alternative explanation does this case suggest is more realistic?
social identity
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apply that to germany?
maj fermans identified with anti-semitic nazi state and scapegoated jew outgroup
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:( political bias
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f-scale measures tendency towards extreme form of?
right-wing ideology
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what did christie and jahoda argue about this interpretation?
politically biased
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what do they also point out the reality of?
left-wing authoritarianism
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such as?
mao / stalin
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as both emphasise importance of obedience to?
legitimate political authority
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limitation because adorno's theory is then not what?
comprehensive dispositional explanation
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and cannot accound for obedience across?
whole political spectrum
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