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Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What Youre Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira ChaleffTorture in Abu Ghraib prison. Corporate fraud. Falsified records at Veterans Administration hospitals. Teachers pressured to feed test answers to students. These scandals could have been prevented if, early on, people had said no to their higher-ups. In this timely new book, Ira Chaleff goes deeply into when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals.
The inspiration for the book, and its title, came from a concept used in guide dog training. Guide dogs must be able to recognize a command that would put their human and themselves at risk, effectively resist the command, and identify safer options for achieving the goal. This is precisely what Chaleff shows humans how to do.
He delves into the psychological dynamics of obedience, drawing in particular on what Stanley Milgram’s seminal Yale experiments—in which volunteers were induced to administer shocks to innocent people—teach us about how to reduce compliance with harmful orders. Using dozens of vivid examples of historical events and everyday situations, Chaleff offers advice on judging whether intelligent disobedience is called for, how to effectively express opposition, and how to create a culture where, rather than “just following orders,” citizens are educated and encouraged to think about whether those orders make sense.
Peter Gabriel - We Do What We're Told, Firenze 1980
We Do What We're Told
Scary stuff! Only problem is, none of these claims is supported by facts or a drop of scientific evidence. Fears that the digital world is harmful have proliferated for years. Narratives about smartphones, social media or video games causing mental health problems are especially popular. Rarely a month goes by without former tech luminaries turning on their creation, or the launch of a book cataloguing the negative or addictive impacts of digital technologies. There are subtle variations, but the core idea peddled by these moral entrepreneurs and gurus follows a well-worn script. It includes headline-grabbing ideas — smartphones are destroying a generation, say, or Silicon Valley founders are pushing digital heroin while sending their own children to tech-free schools, or apps are driving teens to self-harm or even suicide.
Lyrics to "We Do What We're Told" song by Peter Gabriel: milgram's 37 we do what we're told we do what we're told we do what we're told told to do.
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Your email address is safe. PDF Email Print. Eliciting hypnotic phenomena Hypnosis and pain control The power of metaphor The Importance of Relaxation Why you need to relax - the low down on winding down How beliefs work How your environment influences you The secret of instant rapport How to solve problems with paradox How to overcome limitations How to sleep better with hypnosis How to avoid psychological labelling damage How to talk to the unconscious mind How well do you know yourself? How to stop worrying yourself to death How to learn excellence from others How to stop jinxing your future How to understand people How to stop the past from hurting you How to use the power of wondering How to form healthy habits How to get people to do it right Are you sure your thoughts are your own? Why doing what you're told can be a very bad idea?
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