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  • 1975 Milgram Experiment

    In 1975 Milgram directed an experiment to study whether the Nazi killings in world war II carried out by the Germans, was due to the fact that the Germans were obedient to authority figures as this was the most common justification. Milgram devised the experiment to answer the question "Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices? The acts committed of the genocide at World War II were scrutinised and studied. How far were people willing to take orders and carry them out even if it involved harming another person and how easily were they influenced? This was the foundation of his interest. Therefore, Milgram conducted a study in which he recruited male participants through advertising in a newspaper which took place at Yale University. The participant was paired with another person to find out who would be the ‘learner’ and who would be the ‘teacher’. However, the draw was fixed so that the participant was always the teacher, and the learner was a confederate (pretending to be a real participant). They both received a list of word pairs; however the learner was attached to an electric chair in another room and was tested on the word pairs by the confederate. Each time the learner got an answer wrong, a shock…

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  • The Milgram Experiment: Social Influences

    The experiment was exercised to measure the compliance of participants in obeying an authority figure who instructed them to execute acts that conflicted with their personal conscience. Milgram drew idea for the project of his experiment from the Nazis, who shows exemplary of the Milgram effect. (Boundless, 2016) Stanley Milgram’s experiment on Obedience illustrates people's reluctance to confront those who abuse their power because due to the pressure of the authority. It was also observed that…

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  • Milgram Experiment: If People Fall Into Conformity

    The purpose Milgram experiment is to see if people would fall into “conformity” which is someone who follow there personal feeling or “obedience”, someone who follow the authority command when put in a conflict situation. Stanley Milgram conducted the experiment at Yale University by recruiting postal clerks, engineers, high school teachers and laborers to be “teachers” while associate of Milgram served as “learners”; however, the “teachers” have been told that the “learners” are some random…

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  • Ethics In The Milgram Experiment

    The Milgram Experiment In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram (1993-1984) began an experiment that would test to see how obedient people would be no matter the circumstances. One experiment Milgram performed consisted of volunteers shocking someone they did not know if he or she did not answer a question correctly. As the questions are answered incorrectly, the voltage would rise. Unknown to the volunteer, the subject that is being shocked is an actor that is not being electrocuted, and the volunteer…

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  • The Milgram Experiment Essay

    The Milgram experiments sound a little messed up when you first hear about them but then you go into all the details and you really start to think about what people would do for money. The experimenters took a person that agreed to be part of the experiment and a person that was in it. They sat them in a room together and they were both told that one of them would be the teacher and the other the learner, but of course the person that was in on the whole thing was the learner and the other…

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  • Milgram Experiment Reflection

    When I watched the video of the Milgram Experiment I was quite shocked by it. Seeing people so willing to do harm on another person without being threatened was very disturbing, and seeing the few that was pleading to stop was heart breaking. When I put myself in their shoes, I would like to think that I would not harm anyone or anything. However, in all fairness to the idea of what I would do I must evaluate the environment and conditions to which I would have been exposed. If I knew that…

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  • Essay On Milgram Experiment

    in situations in which certain individuals are willing to neglect any moral beliefs they have in order to fulfill what is expected of them. Stanley Milgram was an inquisitive psychologist who was bold enough to conduct what no other curious mind had- find the source that gave the sense of obligation when it came from a legitimate authority figure- even if it meant causing life threatening harm to others. The issue addressed is whether one can decipher the difference between ethical obedience and…

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  • The Stanley Milgram Experiment

    In 1962, Stanley Milgram surprised the world with his study on obedience. To test his theory he invented an electronic box that would become a window into human cruelty. In ascending order, a row of buttons marked the amount of voltage one person would inflict upon another. Milgram’s original motive for the experiment was to understand the unthinkable: How could the German people permit the extermination of the Jews? Stanley Milgram wanted to understand the necessary conditions in which a person…

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  • The Milgram Experiment Summary

    In 1963 soon after the Holocaust, Stanley Milgram executed an experiment to document and test human behaviors. The test was to see how far and individual would go to inflict pain on another human when in the company of an authority figure. 40 subjects applied through a newspaper ad and were paired together as a teacher and student. The student however, was an actor stating he had a heart condition and was concerned the test would affect it. Before the test started he was replaced with a…

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  • Stanley Milgram Experiment

    Stanley Milgram, a professor at Yale University was an ordinary man of about middle age. He conducted an experiment to test the obedience of an individual under the authority of an individual. When orders are given from an authority figure does it change the course of action of an individual? History has repetitively shown soldiers and individuals making decisions based upon an authority figure’s instruction rather than what their own self conscience would choose. The Milgram experiment was…

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