The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (1974), ch. 1: The Dilemma of Obedience
The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a human is as the kind of situation in which he/ she finds themselves that determines how they will act.Stanley Milgram
Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.Stanley Milgram