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Improvements on Milgram

-Participants from Milgram were assured that there would be no permanent harm to the learner


-'old fashioned' method of punishment

Aim

To evaluate how participants would obey orders to psychologically abuse a job interviewee

Set up

-Researcher, Participant and job applicant


-Participant was told job recquired ability to handle stress so he had to stress out the job applicant


-Also told that it was a research on the relation between stress and test success

Negative coments

15 negative remarks everytime they got a question wrong.


32 questions


The remarks led to the participant to lose the job


Screen next to participant showed level of stress

Sample

39 18-55 years old of at least high school graduation


15 control


24 experimental


Volunteer offered money

Remarks

Question 9 - You've got it wrong


End- I think you're better suited for a lower function job



Results

22 - 24 obeyed till the end


Were very upset by the procedure

VERIDITY

73% Believed it


23% Werent sure


4% Thought it was a hoax

Variation 1

No experimenter-


8-22 made all stress remarks

Variation 2

Peers - 3-19 made all stress remarks

Conclusions

Obedience was higher because:


Psychological harm is less evident


Different consent levels


Victim was dependent on the outcome

Evaluation strengths

Replicable - Detailed Procedure


Internal Validity - Strong Contols



Weaknesses

Artificial- sittuation is not realistic