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Obedience to authority.
This is where they choose to obey someone of higher status.
Milgrim wanted to test whether they would obey authority
even if it's destructive. Its seems illogical to obey this type of
order so Milgrim wanted to test it.




Procedures: 40 male participants, recruited by advertising an…

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Original: 62.5% obedient
This variation: 40% obedient (possibly because they could see the learners anguish
Similar variation is where they held their hand to the shock plate: 30% to 270 volts.
2) proximity to the authority figure:
Original- experimenter sat a few inches away, constantly monitoring,
Variation-experimenter left the room,…

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