Personality predicts obedience in a Milgram paradigm.

@article{Bgue2015PersonalityPO,
  title={Personality predicts obedience in a Milgram paradigm.},
  author={Laurent B{\`e}gue and J. L. Beauvois and Didier Courbet and Dominique Oberl{\'e} and John Louis Lepage and Aaron A. Duke},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          299-306
        }
}
This study investigates how obedience in a Milgram-like experiment is predicted by interindividual differences. Participants were 35 males and 31 females aged 26-54 from the general population who were contacted by phone 8 months after their participation in a study transposing Milgram's obedience paradigm to the context of a fake television game show. Interviews were presented as opinion polls with no stated ties to the earlier experiment. Personality was assessed by the Big Five Mini-Markers… 

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