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  • Milgram's Theory Of Obedience Essay

    The method he used was to administer electric shocks to that person. The recruitment of volunteers was done through an advert on the newspaper. This advert talked about a "study of memory and learning" that was going to take place at Yale, concealing, of course, the real nature of the experiment. In addition this experiment was remunerated $4.50 for just turning up. The participation was of 40 males, between 20 and 50 years of age and jobs ranged from unskilled to professional. The Psychologist Stanley Milgram created an electric shock generator with 30 switches. The switch was clearly marked in 15-volt increments, ranging from 15 to 450 volts. Each level was marked with a different label depends on the type of intensity that was. Starting at moderate (75 to 120 volts) to XXX for the highest levels (435 to 450 volts) This electric shock generator was actually fake and only produced sound when the switches were pressed. At the beginning of the experiment they were introduced to each other. The person who volunteered met an "experimenter," the person who ran the experiment and another person who was indicated as another subject. The other subject was actually an accomplice who…

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  • Classroom Chemical Storage Essay

    areas and walkways free of clutter and debris. Move methodically, slowly, and deliberately in the lab. Be aware of your surroundings and those around you. Electrical Shock The lab equipment is periodically inspected to make sure it is in good working order. Equipment is examined for frayed power cords or failing strain relief. However, electric shocks occur in labs. Often, they are minor and the person feels a tingle and breaks contact. Sometimes, the electrical current causes the muscles…

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  • Stanley Milgram's Theories Of Obedience

    20 and 50 who were from the New Haven area II. Apparatus and materials: Stanley Milgram used a machine( shock generator) to test his theories on obedience, the machine in ascending order had a row of buttons marked to the voltage 1 person would inflict upon another person.The shock generator went from 15 volts to 450 volts and a…

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  • Evaluate Milgram's Theory

    Milgram (1974) used this perspective to explain the behaviour expelled by the participants when continuing to administer increasingly severe shocks, even after the ‘learners’ protesting and once the experimenter had exclaimed that they would take responsibility, allowing the ‘teacher’ to take an agentic shift from autonomy (Reicher & Haslam, 2012). Nissani (1990), suggests that the human cognitive system is not fully reliable to recognise potentially malevolent authority despite them being…

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  • A Few Good Men Film Analysis

    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, the only officer to go on trial for the My Lai Massacre.They also analyze the three points of social processes . Milgram along with Kelman and Hamilton will try to decipher why Dawson and Downey obeyed the code red…

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  • Comparing Milgram's Some Conditions Of Obedience And Disobedience

    harm, failed to test military obedience, and failed to include a charismatic leader it was critical to begin to understand obedience to authority. Milgram’s experiment included a “learner” who was an actor, a “teacher” who was the actual subject of the experiment, and an “authority” who was the experimenter (Milgram 56). There was a variety of male teachers ranging from 20 to 50 years old (Milgram 59). They were all from the same geographic location but held different professions. The teacher…

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  • Essay On Milgram Experiment

    Because the roles in this experiment are fixed, the learner is the only component in this experiment that will endure the agonizing pain of the electric shocks. Being that there was forty men who answered the newspaper advertisement, the Milgram Experiment was to be conducted a total of forty times; therefore, the student (Milgram 's confedetate) was to be put through agonizing pain for forty trials. Although Mr. Wallace decided to participate in this experiment, the morals behind the loud cries…

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  • Adolf Hitler's Destructive Obedience

    More precisely, Milgram (1963) measured the levels of obedience present in participants whom were instructed by an experimenter to administer electric shocks to another…

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  • Stanley Milgram's Obedience Experiments

    a hat to determine what role they would play in the study. However the drawings were rigged to infer that the true participants became the teacher and the accomplice was always the learner. Once the participant assumed their role the learner was taken into a room next door, and with the participant watching, he was then strapped to a chair with wired electrodes, which was connected to the shock generator in the next room with the teacher. Once the learner was attached instructions of the…

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  • The Electric Shock Experiment On Obedience To Authority, By Stanley Milgram

    The electric shock experiment on obedience to authority was conducted by Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist at Yale University in the early 1960s. Being a Jewish himself, he was aware of the mass murder performed by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials (McLeod, 2007). They claimed that they were simply following orders from their leaders. Milgram was therefore interested in investigating whether German soldiers in the Nazi killings in World War II were…

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