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Obedience

Critical issue:  Why do humans obey orders that cause injury or death to others?

Nazi Germany and My Lai, Vietnam

Obedience:  compliance to the orders of authority

Milgram’s Obedience study:

Person is asked to deliver shocks to a learner when the learner makes mistakes in a test

Shocks range from 15-450 volts

The learner stops responding after 300 volts

66% of subjects went to 450 volts...

©  1999 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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