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Human Obedience: The Myth of Blind Conformity

From the 20 November 2012 article at Science NewsDaily

…”Decent people participate in horrific acts not because they become passive, mindless functionaries who do not know what they are doing, but rather because they come to believe — typically under the influence of those in authority — that what they are doing is right,” Professor Haslam explained.

Professor Reicher, of the University of St Andrews, added that it is not that they were blind to the evil they were perpetrating, but rather that they knew what they were doing, and believed it to be right.”…

 

December 17, 2012 - Posted by | Psychology | , , , , , ,

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