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Erica Park

on 18 February 2015

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MV Sewol Incident
What was the driving factor that kept the passengers on the boat?

What we think was the driving factor:
Eastern culture of respecting elderly and authority
Knowledge Question
How important is the role of culture in shaping our hierarchical social interactions?
- Ancestor worship
- Reverence for parents
- Harmony in thought and conduct

Foundation of culture in many Asian countries
Outliers Situation
What is Significant to Us
The passenger's actions
TOK Presentation
Erica Park , fumon imai , Jason yoo

Language and Its Role
Introduction to Korean Language and Its Nature
Comparison between Korean and Canadian language
Student Seniority
Milgram Experiment
The Level of Cognitive Development Depending on Age
Children and Adults Relationship
To what extent does language affect our hierarchical social interaction?

Thanks Guysssss
Hierarchical Social Interactions - People’s behaviors that are largely affected by hierarchical factors and interpersonal relationship between person of authority and his or her subordinates
While cultural factors play a role in obedience, are there other variables such as universal factors that contribute to obedience?
Were Germans particularly obedient to authority figures, or was is some universal psychological phenomenon?
Ordinary people are likely to follow orders given by an authority figure, even when the instructions were extreme and immoral
of participants continued to the highest level
The frontal lobe of the brain, responsible for reasoning and judgment, isn't fully "connected" ... until somewhere between the age of 25-30 years old.
Passengers on the Sewol ferry were mostly students between age 16- 18
Workers told they are safest inside tower- yet, many disobeyed.
Sewol Incident vs 911
Sewol: Majority of the passengers were students, under the age of developed cognitive level
Sewol: Majority of the passengers were students, under the age of developed cognitive level
Sense Perception
Culture - The way of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another.
Korean Air Flight 801
“We all ran over the guy with the bullhorn to get out."

Sense Perception
A sane and practical attitude to situations based on one’s reason or purpose; consciousness

Heavily focused on Eastern Culture respecting the authority
Leads to the next knowledge question...
Conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience
Jon Dae Maal - ‘formal’ and ‘polite’ version of language Korean (Kei-go in Japanese)
Do you guys have any different ways of addressing people in positions of power in languages other than Korean and Japanese?
"Obedience to authority is ingrained in us all"
My personal experiences in Korea and Canada
What would you say is a significant age difference between you and the person you are talking to act considerably more politely?
What would you have done if you were in the situation of Sewol?
What do you think influences your action of doing so?
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