A Experiment On The Milgram 's Experiment Essay

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Many people have the idea that during WW1 Nazis killed and tortured many Jews freely and even willingly. What Milgram is doing in his experiment is trying to figure out how easily people follow orders, orders that could harm and potentially kill someone. Milgram got participants through a newspaper article, and paying them $450 to complete the experiment (random sampling). The experiment was carried out in a lab at Yale, causing ecological validity to be good, as it 's a very trustworthy institution and subjects are more likely to abide when in a laboratory compared to a real world setting. He was using a deceiving method by tricking the “teacher” to believe that every time he flipped a set of 30 switches, which were ranged from Slight Shock to Danger: Severe Shock, they were shocking someone with a bad heart disease. What the “teacher” thought the experiment were based on was a memory test, for every wrong answer the “learner” would be punished. The learner was an actor who did not get hurt or shocked. Today this experiment would be considered very unethical in many different ways, and was one of the experiment who brought about the ethical guidelines. It was expected that a little bit lower than a tenth of a percentage would go all the way up with volts according to psychologists and professors (colleagues to Milgram) at Yale University, however around fifty-sixty percent of all patients/participants went all the way up.

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