Social approach (studies)

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  • Aim - to test obedience to an authority figure.
  • Method - the ps were deceived about the aims and the identity of the learner, who was wired to a fake machine that the ps were led to believe administered electric shocks to the confederate learner. when the learner incorrectly matched the word to the previous phrase, the experimenter told the participant to increase the voltage by 15V. this would continue until the sample either refused to shock the learner further, or the…


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