Essay about Stanley Milgram

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Individual Programmatic Assessment: Exploring a Classic Study in Social Psychology
Daryl Bonelli
January 25th, 2016
Colleen Story

Individual Programmatic Assessment: Exploring a Classic Study in Social Psychology


Norman Chomsky once wrote “I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.” There is a true feeling of what authority can do if placed in situations that require someone to follow instructions. What happens to someone when they follow the orders of another
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Stating the shocks would be painful and not dangerous (Cherry, 2008).
Given a situation of authority and having the pressure of compliance to deal with might follow those of authority based on some interesting facts about how individuals, groups, or the masses view someone in a position of power. People will make choices on different factors; the individual could agree with the person in power, or identify with the persons orders. Perceptions of how humans will find something or someone they can follow or identify. In today’s multicultural world how would this study match Stanley Milgram’s?

An explanation of how the concept situationism applies to the study results

The concept of situationism applies to the study results because participants were going through the motions and not as one might say consciously aware of the urge or intention to do something. Giving participants a position of authority with a level of authority above the participant is a situational motivator for whichever project conducted. There are various issues that take measures over what someone may or may not do. Sometimes the reaction is a method used by automation based on the situation. Hearing the students protest voice, and their dismay at the shock

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