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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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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.