One’s willingness to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
Example: In a series of famous experiments in the 1960s, social pychologist Stanley Milgram demonstrated that a surprisingly high number of people would administer high-voltage electric shocks to another person (an actor who was not actually hurt) when commanded to do so by an authority figure.
Grinnell, R. (2009). Obedience. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 14, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2009/obedience/