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Social

Key assumptions

Concerned with the effects of groups on behaviour.
Concerned with the effects of cultural norms on behaviour.

Definitions

Agentic state- individuals act as agents for others ­ own conscious is not in control.
Moral strain- the consequences of going against your own conscience and doing something you…

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+good controls were in place so avoided bias results, and so cause and effect conclusions could be
draw ­ meaning it could also be replicated.
+well controlled procedure meant that the study is replicable and can be tested for reliability.
-Study was very unethical- no given consent, distress was caused…

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+evidence to back up the theory ­ milgram 1963 and explains the issue that triggered milgram's
theory about the "Nazi" type. And helps explain unacceptable behaviour such as the holocaust.

-expresses 5 different types of power, Legitimate power, coercive, expert, reward, referent.
French and Raven (1959)
- it doesn't give…

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Cant completely link to milgram's study as this is done differently and in different cultures
and conducted 20 years apart so couldn't generalize results.
Ethical considerations- still caused distress to PPs and deception of what the experiment was
about. The non-verbal contract via the $13 may have kept them in…

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To see whether high levels of obedience reported in Milgram's Lab studies would be replicated in
real life settings.

Procedure-

22 boxes of Astrofen were places in 22 hospital wards in America.
The capsules only contained glucose (harmless sugar) Bottles stated that the maximum dose was
10mg.
the researcher DR…

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day 6 prisoners broke out
day 8 prisoners took over completely and the new system was against ethical rules so had to be
terminated.

Conclusions- If people are put in groups they cause strong in and out groups.

Evaluation-

Not generalisable because all male PP and the personality type relates…

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researched sampling techniques- opportunity
Ethical considerations ­ 5 main considerations withdrawal, debriefing, deception, informed consent
and briefing- declaration on the front.
questions were made openly and closed. 20 Questions
26 pps ­ with 13 boys and 13 girls

Results were even as 3 females and 3 males- obeyed on closed…

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