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  • Milgram's Obedience To Authority: Then And Now

    Stanley Milgram’s Obedience to Authority: Then and Now Austin Groshens PSYC C101 December 3, 2017 Cerro Coso Community College Stanley Milgram’s Obedience to Authority: Then and Now Stanley Milgram’s 1963 experiment on obedience tested an individual’s wiliness to follow the instructions of authority figures. Milgram wanted to determine if people would harm others, even giving them a shock at the level as to cause death, on the orders of another. The results showed people, when commanded by an authority figure, would carry out the order. This paper will exam the original experiment, history that led to the experiment, and the controversy that arose following the experiment. It will also examine if given the same situation…

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  • Stanley Milgram's Theories Of Obedience

    Stanley Milgram examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials. Their defense often was based on "obedience" - that they were just following orders from their superiors. I. Participants: May 1962 the experiment is conducted in an elegant interaction laboratory at Yale university, the participants are 40 white males who are between the ages of 20 and 50 who were from the New Haven area II. Apparatus and materials: Stanley…

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  • Stanley Milgram's Explanations For Obedience To Authority

    In 1963, a psychologist at Yale, Stanley Milgram, performed a study on the obedience of humans. The purpose of the study was to research “how easily ordinary people can be influenced into committing atrocities” (McLeod). The main research question was “for how long will someone continue to give shocks to another person if they are told to do so, even if they thought they could be seriously hurt” (“Milgram Experiment”). To study this, “40 males, aged between 20 and 50, whose jobs ranged from…

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  • The Perils Of Obedience In The Movie: A Few Good Men

    The movie, A Few Good Men, is a portrayal of a military courtroom where Privet Dawson and Downey are on trial for killing a colleague, Private Santiago. Milgram wrote "The Perils of Obedience ", which describes his experiment where there is a teacher and leaner. The teacher, the actual subject, shocks the learner for every wrong answer. The volts of electricity start at 15 increasing to 450. Kelman and Hamilton wrote "My Lai Massacre" which recounts the trial and thoughts of Lieutenant Calley,…

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  • Roll Over U: A Dog Training Agency

    If I could change anything, it would be to have found Cindy sooner. Although there are cases like Thor and that woman that break my heart, there are cases like Venus and that couple to warm my heart. I absolutely love getting to see these animals going through Obedience 1 and 2, and I am so excited for Intermediate classes to begin after Thanksgiving. Getting to see the dedication these people put into their dogs is amazing, and getting to see the impact these dogs make on their owners is even…

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  • Obedience And Disobedience

    Following the horrific events of the German Holocaust, psychologists and psychiatrists have been attempting to answer questions on obedience. At the heart of the debate is why some humans naturally are obedient to authority, and why others have a tendency to be disobedient. Among the many people researching this topic are Erich Fromm and Theodore Dalrymple. Fromm’s work suggests that Freudian ideology shapes tendencies of obedience. Dalrymple claims that experiences in childhood outline impulses…

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  • The Importance Of Obedience

    From the Americans in the My Lai massacre to the Nazis in the Holocaust, soldiers have followed orders no matter how immoral. Obedience to authority is necessary for the stability and protection of people. While obedience is necessary in society, it is absolutely essential in the military. The United States military is based on the principle that lives will be lost if soldiers choose which orders to obey or which to ignore. Although obedience is required, it comes with great responsibility for…

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  • Obedience Experiment

    he may push the fat guy over the bridge without hesitation. I’de like to bring up a study conducted to measure obedience and people’s willingness to obey an authority figure’s commands that go against their sense of morality. This experiment conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram, gives insight into the stress reaction when these people contravene their conscience. All applicants to the experiment are twenty to fifty years old, and all are screened to present a broad…

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  • Obedience In The Old Testament

    In the Old Testament, a theme that is widely reflected between people and God is obedience. The relationships found throughout Old Testament were based on people’s obedience towards God’s instruction; probably making it one of the most important relational aspect. According to International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, obedience is defined as, “the supreme test of faith in God and reverence for him” (Obedience). God uses many prominent people in the Old Testament who obey and listen to what he…

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  • Perils Of Obedience Essay

    Guadalupe Loza Professor Comstock English -80 28 ctober, 2014 Obedience: Behind of an Unethical True The action of believing on what is right according to reality and its own self; make obedience part of each individual responsibility regardless other people behavior. Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist that conducted in the 1960s one of the most famous studies referring on how people obey or disobey to certain authoritarian instructions. The experiment basically consisted on…

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