- obedience and conformity both obedience and conformity involve social pressure in obedience the pressure comes from behaving as you are instructed to do whereas in conformity the pressure comes from group norms behaviour in obedience is determined by social power, whereas in conformity it is influenced mostly by the need for acceptance. One of the most famous studies of obedience in psychology was carried out by stanley milgram, a psychologist at yale university he conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience.
So there are controversies out there about the process of sanctification and the role of obedience and effort in it, the role of grace and christ's cross and justification in it and i want to try to come at this in a way that maybe could bring these sides together. Obedience is an act of worship and worship is a form of obedience do not conform if we are to seek and do the will of god, we should seek to please him only and to do only what he would have us do. Obedience and power the answers to these questions also play an important role in many professions, such as sales and marketing and of course politics. The defeat of satan's self-righteous wager by job's obedience was the perfect foreshadowing of christ's perfect obedience in his passion and his final victory over sin and death and all the suffering they cause.
Obedience and cults obedience is the act of following orders without question because they come from a legitimate authority there are many legitimate authorities in a person's life from their parents to teachers at school and even spiritual leaders. Obedience is a part of the foundation of society without obedience, naught would exist but chaos and anarchy without stability, productivity and the well-being of the citizens become non-existent because of this, one must question how obedient society can be without losing its individuality, for. The role of authority power in explaining procedural fairness effects marius van dijke open university of the netherlands david de cremer erasmus university. The milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by yale university psychologist stanley milgram they measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to.
He shows that obedience to authority figures sometimes played a decisive role in the unfolding of these murderous operations, amid other factors such as antisemitic propaganda and the dehumanization of the victims. During the 1960s, yale university psychologist stanley milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments that led to some surprising results these results offer a compelling and disturbing look at the power of authority and obedience. Obedience, power, and leadership level of destructive obedience as a function of transmitter and executant roles in the milgram obedience paradigm. Obedience is required for our society to function, yet, because of the power of authority, individuals may obey in ways which are destructive and against their personal, moral values through extensive research and analysis on the subject, stanley milgram proves that when someone is following orders. Of course, performing good deeds requires obedience to the one who calls us to good deeds a christian's testimony of holiness is a strong witness that god is at work in the world blessed are all who fear the lord, who walk in obedience to him (psalm 128:1.
From genesis to revelation, the bible has a lot to say about obedience in the story of the ten commandments, we see just how important the concept of obedience is to god deuteronomy 11:26-28 sums it up like this: obey and you will be blessed disobey and you will be cursed in the new testament. This is obedience, power, and leadership, level of destructive obedience as a function of transmitter and executant roles in the milgram obedience paradigm. Less obedience was extracted from subjects in this case in another variation, teachers were instructed to apply whatever voltage they desired to incorrect answers teachers averaged 83 volts, and only 25 percent of participants used the full 450 volts available.
The rules of society, or societal norms, play a significant role in social influence as do conformity and obedience (fiske, 2010) conformity according to the american psychological association's glossary of psychological terms (2012), conformity is the predisposition of an individual to assume similar beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors as. Obedience, in human behavior, is a form of social influence in which a person yields to explicit instructions or orders from an authority figure obedience is generally distinguished from compliance, which is behavior influenced by peers, and from conformity, which is behavior intended to match that of the majority. The role of obedience, conformity and persuasion in medical errors in the health care system,these factors contribute to the cause of numerous medical errors made by health professionals.
Organizational roles provide actors with moral constructs for the enactment of power indeed, actors evaluate each other's acts of power in part on the willingness to obey role prescriptions. Even if obedience to authority is an important aspect of social life and it plays a key role in maintaining social order, the concept of obedience has been studied in social psychology mainly in terms of its destructive aspects.
Obedience is compliance with commands given by an authority figure in the 1960s, the social psychologist stanley milgram did a famous research study called the obedience study it showed that people have a strong tendency to comply with authority figures. In this section, we discuss additional ways in which people influence others the topics of conformity, social influence, obedience, and group processes demonstrate the power of the social situation to change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. To obey or disobey: the role of power in obedience people's decision to obey or disobey the law is based on how much power (in its various forms) they perceive the law to have behind it.