Bocchiaro Social Study

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An expriement to see the dynamics of disobeying and whistleblowing.


Bocchiaro used 149 undergraduate students which were 96 women and 53 men, they were given £7 or course credit to attend, they had a mean age of 20.8.


- Participants were greated in a lab by a fomrally dressed man who had a stern demeniour, the experiemnter presented them with a seemilngly unjust request and asked them to provide a few names of fellow students and then presented the cover story:

  • An Itallian collegue investigating the effects of sensory deprivation on brain function , did an experiement and it had devestating impacts but wanted some more people to complete the study.
  • The experimenter wanted to



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