What is Obedience?

Milgram’s research into Obedience

Theories of Obedience

Factors affecting Obedience

Assessment Questions

Each section above has questions with it, but here are some more general obedience questions, where your answer could draw on information from any of the sub-topics:

  1. Emma was driving to work and stopped at a set of traffic lights. A police officer opened her car door and demanded that she get out so that he could use her car.

(a) From your understanding of the psychology of obedience, identify two features of this situation that could lead to Emma being obedient. (2)

(b) Emma refused to get out of her car and did not obey the police officer’s demands. Explain one factor, using psychology of obedience, that might account for Emma’s behaviour. (2)

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