AUTHORITY PRINCIPLE

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refers to the concept that each member of an ordered social hierarchy is expected to comply with the wishes of those who are ranked above him or her.

AUTHORITY PRINCIPLE: "Based on the authority principle, the student obeyed the teacher, and the teacher obeyed the principal."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUTHORITY PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/authority-principle/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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