Bocchiaro et al

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In Bocchiaros study, what variables of the participants were examined?
-Gender -Religious affiliation -Religious involvement -Faith
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What was the aim(s) of Bocchiaros study?
To investigate -how many people ((dis)obey an unethical request) and (become whistle blowers) and individual differences. To compare- actual rates of (dis)obediance, and whistle-blowers with predicted rates
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Where did Bocchiaro et al's study take place?
A laboratory at the VU university in Amsterdam.
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Why was a laboratory study used in Bocchiaro et al's study?
So that conditions could be controlled e.g. the procedure was standardised. The experimentor-authority behaviour and cover-story were consistent. 2 specially prepared rooms were used, timings for experimentor leaving the room were kept the same
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How was data gathered in Bocchiaro et al's study?
Through the number of participants who obeyed, disobeyed and who became whistle-blowers. It was also gathered through the scores on the two personality inventories
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, how did the participants obey?
By writing a statement in support of the sensory deprivation study.
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, how did the participants disobey?
By refusing to write the requested statement
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, how did the participants become whistle-blowers?
By reporting the experimentors questionable conduct to the research committee
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What 2 personality inventories were taken out in Bocchiaro et al's study to compare individual differences of participants?
The 60-item HEXACO-PI-R-tgis and a 9-item Decomposed games measure (SVO)
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what did the HEXACO-PI-R-tgis test measure?
The six major dimensions of personality - Honesty-humility, Emotionality, eXtraversion, Agreeableness, Concientiousness, Openess to experience.
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what did the SVO test measure?
Social Value Orientation
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How many comparison students were used in Bocchiaro et al's study?
138
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What questions were the comparison students asked in Bocchiaro et al's study?
"what would you do?" and "what would the average student at your university do?"
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How many students took part in Bocchiaro et al's study? How many were women and how many were men?
149 undergraduate students, 96 women and 53 men.
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What was the mean age of the students who took part in Bocchiaro et al's study?
20.8
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What did the students receive for taking part in Bocchiaro et al's study?
Either 7 euro or course credit
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, how many pilot studies were carried out? How many people were involved in total?
8 pilot studies and 92 undergraduates.
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what were the participants informed about? Including ethics
What the task was, the benefits/risks of participation, their right to withdraw with no penalty and their confidentiality
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Who were the participants of Bocchiaro et al's study greeted by? What was he like?
They were greeted in a laboratory by a male, Dutch experimentor who was formally dressed and had a stern demeanor.
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, briefly, what happened in room 1?
They met the experimentor, gave consent, give names of students as requested by the experimentor, heard the cover story, left to think.
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In Bocchiaro at al's study, for how long and why did the experimentor leave the first room for?
3 minutes to allow them to think about the decisions they were about to make.
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, briefly, what happened in room 2?
The experimentor left, they then decided whether to write a statement or not write one and/or whitsle-blow
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In Bocchiaro at al's study, for how long did the experimentor leave the first room for?
7 minutes
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Participants in Bocchiaro et al's study were told to be enthusiastic when writing the statement and had to use 2 adjectives of the 4 adjectives given to them, what were the adjectives? Also, what were they told not to mention?
The adjectives were; "exciting" "incredible" "great" "superb". They were told not to mention the negative effects of sensory deprivation
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, when the experimentor came back into room 2, what did he do?
Invited the participant to follow him back to the first room where he/she was administered two personality inventories, probed for suspicion, fully debriefed and asked to sign a consent form, this time fully informed
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How long did Bocchiaro et al's study last approximately?
Around 40 minutes
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what were the results for individual differences in personality factors measured by the HEXACO-PI-R like among the three groups?
It showed no statistical significant differences in any of the six dimension
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what were the results in terms of the SVO test?
It showed tha "pro-social" and "individualistic participants" were not equally distributed among the three groups
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what percentage of the students obeyed?
76.5
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what percentage of the students disobeyed?
14.1
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, what percentage of the students were whistle-blowers?
9.4
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of students did they think would obey?
18.8
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of students did they think would disobey?
43.9
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of students did they think would become whistle-blowers?
37.3
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of them said that they THEMSELVES would obey?
3.6
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of them said that they THEMSELVES would disobey?
31.9
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In Bocchiaro et al's study, looking at the comparison group, what percentage of them said that they THEMSELVES would become whistle-blowers?
64.5
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