Milgram's Agency Theory

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Mind Map on Milgram's Agency Theory, created by M F on 04/08/2014.

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Milgram's Agency Theory
1 Description
1.1 Obedience

Annotations:

  • following obedience from an authority figure BLIND OBEDIENCE: when people are hurt/you hurt people in obeying.
1.2 Agentic state

Annotations:

  • mental condition independence and conscience suppressed acts as an agent on behalf of an authority figure and defers the responsibility
1.2.1 Moral strain

Annotations:

  • consequences of doing something you know to be wrong and going against conscience eg. the fits and sweating from milgrams participants
1.3 Autonomous

Annotations:

  • Mental condition individual thinking and acting independently in accordance with own freen will with fully active conscience
2 Evaluation
2.1 For

Annotations:

  • Milgram (63) participants ordered to give electric shocks to a learner if they got the question worng. 65% went up to 450 v. IN AGENTIC STATE Meeus and raaijmakers agentic participants -- instead of physical violence was psychological - 15 increasingly distressing remarks hofling (66) nurses gave overdose when ordered to- authority figure- agentic state
2.1.1 Hofling
2.1.2 Milgram
2.1.3 meeus and raaijmakers
2.2 Applicaction

Annotations:

  • Nazis authority figure= hitler agentic= nazi soldiers (eichman)  autonomous= schindler Abu Ghraib agentic=soldiers authority figure=senior officer autonomous= joe darby.
2.2.1 Nazi
2.2.2 Abu Ghraib
2.3 Alternative

Annotations:

  • social power theory (french and raven 59) different reasons= rewards, punishment avoidance and expert power weakens theory Idividual differences= why some obey and others don't= not explained
2.3.1 social power theory
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