The Spectrum of Conformity & Obedience — From Cults to Cocktail Parties

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Conformity and obedience were the focus of much early research in the burgeoning field of social psychology. Discussion of these topics appears in every college Social Psych 101 course. Beyond the academic, most of us are intuitively aware of these tendencies of human interaction. Memories of obedience to parents or guardians to the demands of domestic housework…

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