After reading Milgram’s article; viewing the slideshow on the Stanford prison experiment; and reading about social influence, compliance, and conformity in the Coon and Mitterer textbook earlier in this unit, address the following:
What did the Milgram studies reveal about people’s tendencies to go against their own values in following authority?
In your thinking, what are the similarities and differences in meaning between the words “respect” and “obedience”?
Discuss a time when you were made uncomfortable by the request of an authority figure. How did you feel and react?
How can we help children and those we mentor make distinctions between respectfully complying with authority and blindly following abuses of authority?
Provide substantive responses to the initial posts of at least two other learners. Contribute to the conversation by asking questions, respectfully debating positions, or responding freely to the topic at hand. Your responses should reference assigned readings as well as other academic references that support your views and writings. Use APA (6th edition) style and formatting for citing your references
Note: As you read through the posts of your peers, you might find opinions and value sets that differ from your own. Remember to be respectful of others’ opinions and value perspectives.