Purpose Of Milgram's Obedience

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The primary purpose of the Milgram's obedience/electroshock experiment was to test people's obedience to authority. I feel the test was able to fulfill its objectives. It was successful because it should that the majority of people tested were willing to fully accept, with some reservations, what a authority figure instructed them to do. In The Real World by Ferris and Stein (2008), we are told that to conducted the experiment a system was set were a research subject was assigned being a teacher and then two others who were administering the test would join, one as experimenter, the other as a learner. The teacher was then shown the learner being strapped to a chair and electrodes being attracted to there body. The teacher was informed …show more content…
First when milgram set up this experiment he was properly educated in the neccassary field, which is in compliance with first rule of the ASA code of ethics. Next, in accordince with part B of the ASA code of ethics Milgram was respectful, fair, and did not conduct himself in a way that would have put himself, or other professionals well being at risk. But I do have some resorvations about the part of B that states “they do not knowingly make statements that are false, misleading, or deceptive”in reference to socialogist. Here I bekieve there might be some conflict because the socioligist's knownling set up the experiment to be rigged. In this way the test subject always got the some role though it was presented as being random. Part C of the ASA code talks aboout how a sociologist should be aware of his place in the overall comminuty, to act ethicly in there dealings, and preserving the public trust in the science. From what I have read there is no reason to think that Milgram did not follow this. But there is not much to be glimed from the information to get a firm answer to this in my opinion. From there part D of the ASA code of ethics goes on to tell socialogist that they need to take into consideration the rights, and well-bieng of individulas as well. Then to try and root out any kind of bias they may hold. Socialigist should always respect others right to disagree with them is talkeda about. While again in my opinion there was not information given to fully form a understanding on some principles, overall I think Milgrim upheld part D of the code. The experiment presented no danger to the test subject's health mental or physical health in accoradance with the first part of D. Next in reviewing the conclusions of Milgrim I could not dectect any biases so therefore I think it he tried to root out any that he may have had. Part

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