Mailgram’s study was an attempt to test ‘the Germans are different’ hypothesis.
Introduction Taking on the obedience trait is a personal decision.
Obedience is a form of social influence where an individual acts in response to a direct order from another individual, who is usually an authority figure.
It is assumed that without such an order the person would not have acted in this way.
[tags: Obedience] - Most of our lives are spent pleasing people, whether they are our parents when we are young, our teachers when we go to school, our friends and peers in everyday life, or our bosses when we go to work.
We grow up at home being told what to do by our parents and that we have to listen to adults.
The experiment showed that obedience to authority was the norm, not the exception The self fulfillment, discipline, and honor one receives in return of being obedient makes it worth while to respect elders and obey laws.
Obedience opens doors for success and a well respected life. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom."( Deuteronomy -New International Version).
Eichmann was a logistical genius whose part in the Holocaust was the planning of the efficient collection, transportation and extermination of those to be killed.
At his trial in 1961, Eichmann expressed surprise at being hated by Jewish people, saying that he had merely obeyed orders, and surely obeying orders could only be a good thing.