Tag: Obediance

Adaptation and Obedience

Morality is often understood as a "natural" brake on evil. In social reality, however, the situation is often exactly the opposite. Morality, in the context of authority and shifting responsibility, can favour evil....

Adaptation and obedience (4)

Most of the time we trust our own thoughts, our own feelings or even our own perceptions. Of course, sometimes we let others convince us that we are wrong. But how often does that happen?...

Conformity and obedience (3)

The first studies on adaptation and obedience in the late 19th century focused almost exclusively on mass phenomena. But how are adaptation and obedience to be understood in a normal, everyday situation, without all the mass hypnosis and collective trance?...