Obedience to Authority

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Obedience to Authority

Milgram's study of obedience (1963)

Aim- Milgram set out to investigate whether ordinary people will obey a legitimate authority even when required to injure an innocent person.

Procedure- Milgram used 40 male partcipants. As well as the 'real' participant there were two confederates; an experimenter and a man who played the part of the 'learner'. The partcipant drew lots with the learner and was made the 'teacher'. He was told that he must administer increasingly strong electric shocks to the 'learner' each time he got a


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