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- Created on: 25-02-20 15:55
Milgram 1963 : behavioural study of obedience
- lab = able to control conditions
- no IV
- controlled observation
Milgram recruited participants using volunteer sampling. He selected 40 males aged 20-50, all with different backgrounds and jobs.
Participants were told the study was about memory and learning.
Each was paid $4.50 and told they would receive this upon coming to the lab.
- study took place in a lab at Yale University
- ppt's were greeted by a 31 year old 'experimenter' who was dressed in a grey's technician coat
- another ppt was at the lab - a 47 year old accountant, Mr Wallace.
- ppt's drew slips of paper to decide which of them would play the role of teacher or learned (section was rigged)
- both learner and teacher were taken to the experimental room, where learner was strapped into an 'electric chair'
The shocking machine:
- the teacher was taken to the adjoining room and seated infront of the shock generator
- the machine had 30 switches on it and started from 15 volts going up to 450 volts
The learning task:
- Once study began, the teacher was told to administer a shock when learner gave the wrong answer and to escalate to a higher level of shock each time, announcing it.
Feedback from the experimenter:
- The experimenter was trained to give…