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According to the Milgram obedience studies and subsequent follow-up studies, obedience to authority was very high in all of the following EXCEPT
the person giving the orders was perceived as a legitimate authority figure.
the authority figure represented a prestigious university.
the "learners" were male instead of female.
the "learner" was depersonalized or at a distance, even in another room.
there were no role models for defiance -- no participants were observed disobeying the experimenter.