Behavioural Study of Obedience. ( milgram 1963)

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Aim: To establish a baseline measure of how obedient naive participants would be when ordered to administer increasingly intense electric shocks to an innocent victims.


  • sample of 40 volunteers selected by newspaper advertising all male
  • Advert offered $4.00
  • Study took place in Yale University
  • they were told they were taking part in a study on the effect of punishment on memory.
  • There was a draw to find out who was the teacher and who was the learner.
  • The learner was a confederate.
  • They were shown the equipment and watched the confederate…


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