Experimental studies[ edit ] Classical methods and results[ edit ] Although other fields have studied obedience, social psychology has been primarily responsible for the advancement of research on obedience.
Respect, Fear and Control in Education and Society In many countries it is now illegal to hit children in school. In some countries, such as Sweden, it is also illegal to hit them in their homes.
One result of this shift in social thinking is that children are becoming less afraid of their teachers, and of authority in general. In the past, the fear of physical punishment was often one of the main ways of maintaining control of the classroom and of society.
The trend in many countries is away from this form of control. I support this trend, but at the same time I am afraid we have taken away one method of control without replacing it with a better one.
We have told the teachers you can no longer hit the children. But we did not tell them what to do instead. The result, according to many teachers, is sometimes chaos. What is needed is another basis of control. I believe that respect is this other basis of control.
But this respect must be earned and it must be mutual. It cannot be forced or demanded. It must not be confused with fear. If we confuse fear and respect we are returning to the use of fear. See sections on this confusion and on how to earn respect I believe there is actually an inverse relationship between respect and fear.
See related story Where the student feels afraid of teacher X, there is likely to be little respect for the teacher. If you now remove the fear from the equation, the student has neither fear of, nor respect for, teacher X.
Now teacher X has lost control of the class. But if the teacher has earned the respect of his students, he still has a basis of control, even when the threat of physical punishment is removed.
Therefore he can be expected to have fewer problems maintaining control of the classroom. In fact, this seems to be the case in actual practice. Many educators have told me that the teachers who show respect to students have lower levels of discipline and control problems as compared to teachers who use punishment and threats.
See also Authority, Fear and Respect If a child or teenager is treated with respect at home, it is likely he will respond positively to being treated with respect at school.
But if he is hit at home and he knows that he can't be hit at school, the teacher's job will be more difficult. This is one reason why I believe it is important that we train all teachers in how to earn the respect of their students as part of their own formal education.
Ideally, I would also like to see all parents and future parents trained in how to earn the respect of their children. Some, of course, can do this naturally, but I believe most people could use some formal training. Outside of the home, teachers are one of the first representatives of authority in society.
If they earn the respect of their students, the students are likely to respect others in positions of authority and society will tend to function a bit more smoothly.
Respect, Education and Teacher Training I have noticed that one of the quickest ways to start a heated discussion with teachers is to ask them if they believe students should respect a teacher just because the teacher is a teacher, or if a teacher has to earn the respect of the students.
To me the answer is clearly the latter. But the fact that there are still many teachers who believe the former suggest that there is a serious shortcoming in the teacher training process. I also believe that teacher training programs, for example in a typical university, do not show future teachers how to earn the respect and cooperation of the students.
They are then significantly unprepared when they reach the classrooms. Further, I suspect that if a person begins studying to become a teacher with the belief that teachers should be respected or obeyed, just because of their position as a teacher, it will be very hard to change this belief.
What might be needed then, is some way of filtering prospective teachers based on their beliefs. While this idea may make some people feel uncomfortable, the reality is that a person's beliefs do significantly affect their attitudes, and attitudes affect the classroom environment.
Beliefs also affect a person's ability to be taught new things, especially new ideas. At present the teacher training programs I am familiar with do not test a future teacher for their open-mindedness.
Instead, I am afraid that their ability to adapt to the status quo is much more highly valued. Much depends, of course, on the people who design and control the teacher training curriculums and the admissions and graduation processes.Campus Watch demands academic integrity in North American Middle East studies (MES) programs.
It reviews and critiques MES bias with the aim of improving education – keeping watch on scores of professors at hundreds of universities. Social conformity and obedience are two very powerful phenomenons in human behavior and sociology.
In this lesson, we discuss the two types of social conformity and differentiate between.
2 Conformity vs Obedience; 3 Comparison Chart; Definitions Peer or group pressure is a common factor of conformity. Conformity involves adjusting one’s attitudes or conduct in order to belong or to be accepted into a particular group.
Factors that bring about this behavior may include a need to “fit in” or be received favorably, a desire. A theoretical approach uncommon in major psychology literature is David Straker's, SIFT-3M model.
It was created to discuss mental functioning in relation to psychological decisions (e.g., compliance). Are students obedient or responsible in the classroom? Part 1.
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Part 1. Uploaded by. P. Chatterjee In the first chapter, obedience and responsibility were briefly explored from a social and an. Obedience Training One on One Training. On various days and times during the week, we offer one on one basic training to dog owners. These sessions aim to help dogs who have behavioral issues.