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PLANA01Definition of obedience- complying to a requestDispositional explanation- personality theory Adornos theoryAuthoritarian personality traits respect suspicious and hostile status orientated internal traitsSuspicious and hostile- more likely to obey if it means negative effect on othersBrief explanation on how it was testedA02Validity of results for Milgram stronger as repeats and lab and Adorno only a questionnaireValidity of Milgram lab so extraneous variables controlled and Adorno demands characteristics moodConclusions of f-scale- higher f-scale more likely to give 450vComparisons on reasons they thought people would obeyReasons why personality should be considered as well as situational factorsDiscuss a dispositional explanation of obedience 10 marksComplying to a request from a legitimate authority figure obedience is often explained by a dispositional explanation such as a personality theory like Adornos personality theory Adorno wanted to see if obedience levels were affected by peoples personality He did this by sending out a questionnaire and creating the f-scale with their results If they scored high they were more likely to have an authoritarian personality Adorno found the higher the score on the f-scale the higher obedience a person had Adornos questionnaire found people who scored higher on the f-scale were more obedient and often had an authoritarian personality The traits of an authoritarian personality are blind respect for authority being status orientated and suspicious and hostile As status is highly perceived people with authoritarian personalities are more likely to form a rank or class making them more likely to obey orders to be seen as higher in the rank and also not to suffer any consequences that might harm their status They are often suspicious and hostile meaning they are more likely to obey orders which result in a negative effect on others as they can hide behind the fact that someone else will take the blame for their actions Adorno believed that these internal traits were more likely to explain why 65 of people who carried out Milgrams experiment gave the
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