AS Edexcel Social Psychology - Milgram

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What was the aim of Milgram's 1963 study?
To see how far ordinary people would go in obeying orders even if it meant harming another. He was interested in how easily people could be influenced into committing atrocities
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How were participants recruited?
Milgram advertised for male participants to take part in a study of learning and memory at Yale University
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How many participants were there and what background did they come from?
40 males, aged 20-50, with jobs ranging from unskilled to professional
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What were the results?
65% of participants continued to the highest level of 450 volts; 100% of participants continued to 300 volts
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What did Milgram conclude?
Ordinary people are likely to follow orders given by an authority figure even to the extent of killing an innocent human being. Obedience to authority is ingrained in us all from the way we're brought up
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Describe one of Milgram's variations of the original study
Experiment was carried out in 'Research Associates of Bridgeport' offices, in a fairly rundown office building
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What were the results of the variation study?
19/40 (47.5%) obeyed and gave 450 volts
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Why did Milgram make this change?
Yale was considered prestigious so participants trusted what happened at the Uni. In a more realistic situation they may not have continued to the highest shock
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