- Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong
- Narrated by: Dave Clark
- Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-07-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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 Stanley Milgram's seminal Yale experiments, in which volunteers were induced to administer shocks to innocent people, to 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.
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By Andy on 07-08-15
good primer for parents
Mr. Chaleff does a good job of laying out the dynamics of obedience and some helpful strategies to avoid doing something you know is wrong. I thought his tips would be particularly useful to parents, who need to teach their kids how to say no to people that may have malevolent intentions.
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