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agency theory

 theorydeveloped by Milgram to explain why people obey orders that goagainst the conscience. When people see themselves as mere agents ofanother person, they will obey that person's orders, feeling themselves free of individualresponsibility.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.