Who began the tradition of
April Fool’s Day?
A. King George III (England)
C. William Shakespeare
D. Benjamin Franklin
E. Julius Ceasar
According to The Huffington Post:
“The reason the date is so closely associated with
comedy largely has to do with the long-standing feud
between the English and the French. Historians claim
that on this day in 1789, after the French people
deposed King Louis XVI, King George III of England
made an historic joke, which continued the tradition
to this day.
He pretended to step down.
After renouncing the monarchy the streets were filled
with peasants celebrating new-found “freedom.”
Hundreds were quickly arrested and imprisoned.
It was quite possibly the best prank of all time.”
People comply to social
pressures. How would
they respond to outright
designed a study that
investigates the effects of
authority on obedience.
A third of the individuals in Milgram’s study
resisted social coercion.
An unarmed individual single-handedly
challenged a line of tanks at Tiananmen Square.
In both Asch's and Milgram's studies,
participants were pressured to choose between
following their standards and being responsive
In Milgram’s study, participants were torn
between hearing the victims pleas and the
Closely read the rest of the chapter
Take turns reading aloud (one paragraph each)
Stop to talk about the chapter whenever
anyone is confused or wants to clarify
When you have finished, raise your hands to
let me know you are ready to move on
Count off to four in your group
You will be responsible for dissecting your
portion of the chapter
1—An Unexpected Outcome (page 171)
2—Peculiar Reactions (page 175)
3—The Etiquette of Submission (page 176)
4—Duty without Conflict (page 178)
Submit a one-page (double spaced) summary
of your section to Moodle and bring one hard
copy to class on Tuesday
Leadership Society meeting tonight in the forum
from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Leadership Society is a free training program
focused on helping students develop and apply their
unique leadership skills. During the course of the
program, students will participate in workshops,
culture, and campus events.
CHAP concert tomorrow (5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in
Read the rest of (or re-read) “The Perils of
Obedience” (handout) and do the summary of your
section (submit to Moodle by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and
bring one hard copy)
Prepare for a reading quiz
Do not read the reviews of the experiment
No discussion this week!