Middle Ground: Don't Push This Button
- Whatever you do, don't click the yellow button on the photo at right.
What's going on?
So…you don't always follow orders.
Society depends on people respecting its rules. But does the rule seem to have a good purpose? Who's enforcing it? Who else is following it?
Such questions, and others, affect whether people obey a rule or ignore it. Do you break rules? Which ones, and why?
Solomon E. Asch (1956). "Studies of Independence and Conformity: A Minority of One Against a Unanimous Majority.” Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 70(9), 1–70. (abstract)
Stanley Milgram (1963). “Behavioral Study of Obedience.” The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 67(4), 371–378. (abstract)
John Greenwood (2018). “How Would People Behave in Milgram's Experiment Today? Behavioral Scientist (article)