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Obedience

By Saturday, August 2, 2014

Because I said so . . .

In our culture it is fairly normal to see a parent socialize their children to obey authority figures

without question. We teach them that because they are a child if they question the authority

figures in their life that they are being disrespectful and often punish them for this kind of

questioning.

Now consider the outcome of Milgram's research into obedience in which many participants

followed the request of a perceived authority figure and administering shocks up to 450 volts to a

person who simply got the answers wrong. Read the following article by Thomas Blass about

Milgram and his research:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200203/the-man-who-shocked-the-world

Additionally read the article at http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=1297922 about the prank

call at McDonalds that lead to the false imprisonment and sexual assault of a young employee all

because the assistant manager blindly followed the instructions of a man on the phone.

 Discuss, in general, why children are socialized to obey authority figures.

 Does the way we socialize our children set them on a possible path toward this kind of

obedience?

 What benefits come from our children blindly following the authority figures in their

life?

 What negative consequences can come from this kind of socialization?

 Is there a better option in the way we socialize our children? If so, what would be a better

strategy?

 Should this strategy change as the child ages? If so, how would it be different for older

children versus younger children?

Please include credible APA sources.

 

Obedience

Children are socialized to obey authority figures

Obedience is a special kind of compliance, which is a result of a directive given by an

authoritative figure (add here the notes reference) .Children are socialized to obey

authority figures because obeying authority figures ahs to be learned at an early age.

Obedience is one of the social norms that is important in every culture. The simplest

reason behind obedience in society and especially among children that we cannot allow

them to do whatever they want to do. They have to be given some limitations and forced

to learn the moral values and social norms from an early age, so that they learn to comply

and do not deviate. Children also look at their parents as authoritative figures who have

knowledge of right and wrong and are legitimate (Aronson, Wilson & Akert, 2005).

Socializing children to obey elders and authoritative figures helps them to learn the basic

lessons of life apart from helping them to differentiate between right and wrong. Obeying

elders is also a part of the cultural norms across the world.

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