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Obedience and peer pressure

We have been studying the interesting phenomenon of how group pressure can make people do one of the most inhumane acts possible. How they completely ignore their moral code when they see others doing the same thing or when the order comes from a person in authority

This is visible even in our daily lives, have you seen that all it takes is one person to break the traffic light to make the entire traffic follow?Peer pressure works but at levels that we never imagine

See the following two experiments that were conducted

Asch Experiment:

This is hilarious but still thought provoking, it shows how peer pressure can make people do things which are completely idiotic

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvGh_n3I_M]

Milgram’s Experiment

This one is disturbing, it shows how a person in authority can make people do things that are downright cruel and even life threatening to another person. It possibly explains why Nazis members , otherwise possibly normal people did such inhuman acts in concentration camps

I recommend you watch all three parts

Part 1

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcvSNg0HZwk]

Part 2

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzTuz0mNlwU]

Part 3:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmFCoo-cU3Y]





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