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Milgram (1963)

Authority

Aims

  • To investigate the process of obedience 
  • Demonstarte the powe of authority figures

Method

Design:

  • Lab Experiment 
  • Independant measures 
  • field experiment
  • 4 conditions:
    • read in silence - test in silence 
    • read in silence - test in noise
    • read in noise - test on noise 
    • read in noise - test in silence

IV= if conitions were matching                DV= number of correctly recalled items

Sample 

  • 39 participants 
  • oppotunity sample
  • 17 females and 22 males 
  • 17-56 yrs of age

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