PSY 285 Week 4 CheckPoint Obedience Recent

PSY 285 Week 4 CheckPoint Obedience Recent

PSY 285 Week 4 CheckPoint Obedience Recent

CheckPoint: Obedience

Resource: Milgram’s Obedience video

View Milgram’s Obedience video at

Write a 200- to 300-word post that addresses the following:

What was your initial reaction to the study?

How does the presence of the administrator or authority figure affect the obedience?

Provide examples of how authority affects obedience in everyday life.


Why will many people do something against their personal ethics simply because an authority has asked

Assignment: Persuasion, Indoctrination, and Inoculation

Select one of the following topics:

Voting for your favorite political candidate

Joining a religious group

Refraining from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that persuades your classmates to take action in support of your position.

Create a plan for indoctrination and inoculation. Use logical inquiry and problem solving to arrive at a recommendation. Adhere to the following guidelines:

Course Syllabus

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Use central arguments and peripheral cues.

Use logic and emotion to support your position.

Explain why you might be a credible source to deliver this message.

Anticipate counterarguments.

Develop a plan of indoctrination for your class.

Develop a plan of inoculation against attacks on your position.

Reference at least two outside sources.

Format your paper according to APA standards

CheckPoint: Presence of Others

Post a 200- to 300-word response identifying behavior changes that result from the presence of others. Why does the presence of others produce changes in our level of performance or awareness?

Provide personal examples of behavior changes related to the presence of others.

Support your findings with two peer-reviewed sources

CheckPoint: Symptoms and Remedies of Groupthink

Resource: Appendix B

Read the case study in Appendix B.

Respond to the following in 200 to 300 words:

Identify at least four symptoms of groupthink present in the case study.

What specific actions in the case study exemplify these symptoms?

What steps can the members of the group take to ensure that this situation does not occur in the future?

If Mark and Betty had been determined to have their views acknowledged, how might they have used minority influence to have the rest of the team reconsider their position?