To investigate what level of obedience would be shown when participants were told by an authority figure to administer electric shocks to another person.
The participants were 40 males aged between 20 and 50 years of age from the New Haven area and had a wide range of occupations. They were obtained by responding to a newspaper and direct mail. The experiment was held at Yale University and the participants were paid $4.50.
-The teacher and learner were taken to an adjacent room and in full view of the teacher the learner was strapped into the electric chair
-The teacher was then seated in an adjacent room in front of the shock generator and asked to read a series of word pairs to…