Warm Up Think back to the True/False quiz you took last class. Did it get you thinking about how you rely on others when making decisions? Take a moment and write your thoughts about how you rely on others when making decisions. You have four minutes…
Warm Up In your notebook copy and then answer the following question: Why you think the people who do horrible things behave the way they do? You have 5 minutes to answer this question…
Warm Up In your notebook, copy and then answer the following questions: If you are in a situation which you do not like, how might you get out of that situation? What would be the consequences for leaving? You have 5 minutes to answer this question…
On a new page in your notebook, please set up your paper according to the Cornell Method of note taking. At the top, write the following questions: Who were the participants in this study? Why did the participants follow the orders of the researcher? What are the results of this study? Your task is to take notes on information relevant to these questions while you watch the videos.
Directions You will be given one of the following sections: Socialization Foot-in-the-Door Effect Confusion About Attitudes Buffers Read your section and then your group needs to come up with a short skit on what each section means.
Summary of the Four Reasons for Obedience Socialization – people have been brought up since childhood to obey people in positions of authority Foot-in-the-Door Effect – people will give into larger demands once they have already given into smaller demands. Confusion About Attitudes – people become confused by their surrounds and lose focus on their own beliefs or feelings Buffers – when we are shielded from the results of our actions, we are more likely to do things we may not necessarily agree with
Terms and Important People Obedient – following what others want us to do Socialization – the idea that we have had certain ideas reinforced to us since we were children Foot-in-the-Door Effect – the idea people will be more likely to agree to larger demands once they have already agreed to smaller demands Stanley Milgram – psychologist in the 1960’s and 1970’s who studied obedience to authority
Homework After watching a re-creation of Milgram’s Study and using the information from your reading, explain how someone may explain an event like the Holocaust. Use examples and the information you learned to help explain your answer. You need to have at least 10 complete sentences.