This is a public service of the University of California. Social psychologist Stanley Milgram researched the effect of authority on obedience. He concluded people obey either out of fear or out of a desire to appear cooperative--even when acting against their own better judgment and desires. It is my opinion that Milgram's book should be required reading see References below for anyone in supervisory or management positions. Milgram recruited subjects for his experiments from various walks in life. Respondents were told the experiment would study the effects of punishment on learning ability. They were offered a token cash award for participating.
Roberts's famous seven-volume history, History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Contemporary Saints only mentions a few women. Education and scholarship was also a primary concern for Mormon women. Devout missions, like Bathsheba W. Smith 's mission to southern Utah to address woman's rights, were launched.