Case studies around Locus of Control R.A

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  • Moghaddam (1983)
    • Cultural differences in conformity can be explained by differences in LOC.
    • Found that Japanese people conform more easily than Americans and also have a more external LOC.
  • Interviewed two groups of non-Jewish people who had lived through the Holocaust.
    • Oliner & Oliner (1988)
      • They compared 406 people who had protected and rescued Jews from those with 126 who did not.
      • Rescuers had scored an internal LOC suggesting a link with social influence.
  • Found that people have become more resistant to obedience and also more external in their LOC over time.


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