Burgers study (Social contemporary study)

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What was the aim of Burgers study?
To see if replicating milgrams study in the modern day would produce the same results and to see if situational factors affect obedience
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Give 5 things that were done in the screening procedure
Px responded to advertisements, asked if they had taken any psychology classes, whether they had any traumatic childhood experiences, they had to complete a number of questionnaires to test mental stability, then interviewed by clinical psychologists
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What was the baseline procedure?
Exactly the same as milgrams
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How did burgers study differ from Milgrams and how was it similar?
Px paid before, similar looking confederates, same verbal prods, px watched generator being set up, If teacher insistent to stop they had to stop, the experimenter immediately admitted shocks were fake
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What were the results to the baseline study procedure?
70% had to b estopped when they reached max voltage (150V), lower than milgrams 82.5%
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What was the Model Refusal Method?
Same as the baseline but they added a confederate peer (a second teacher), the confer teacher refuses to carry on and leaves experiment, px asked to carry on
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What were the results for the model refusal study procedure?
63.3% had to be stopped, there was little difference with genders and levels of empathy of those who stopped and those who didn't
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What is the conclusion of Burgers study?
Societies culture didn't have an effect on obedience levels nor did the refusal of the confederate
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Generalisability
Diverse sample, sample of all ethnicities, ages, gender ext, makes it more generalisable
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Reliability
Good controls, lab experiment, makes it more reliable and replicable
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Validity
Lab experiment, lacked mundane realism so limits ecological validity
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Ethical
Good control over ethics, screening procedure helped this, they also had a clinical psychologist who could stop the experiment when they deemed acceptable
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