Evaluation of Research with Reference to alternative evidence- Milgram

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Milgram's research is supported by Arendt, describe his case study
Found that Eichmann was not evil or sadistic but "terrifyingly normal" and just obeyed orders.
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How does Arendt support Milgram?
As in Milgram's study both sets of pps obeyed because of the situation they were in (like Eichmann following Himmlers orders and 65% or Milgram's pps gave 450v to a stranger from "prods" from the experimenter)
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Which study was stronger, Arendt's or Milgram's?
Milgram- Arendt focused on a case study of 1 (difficult to generalise) Milgram did a test on 40 pps (also repeated by BBC horizon "How violent are you?" Found 75% obeyed authority
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Milgram's study is challenged by Adorno, describe what he thought
Authoritarian personality- intolerant to minority groups
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How does Adorno challenge Milgram?
Appears to challenge the finding that it was the situation that the "teacher" was in that made them obey authority, NOT their personality.
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Which study is stronger, Adorno or Milgram's?
Milgram- reliable- able to retest his study but Adorno's work was all theoretical.
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Rank and Jacobson challenges Milgram's study, describe their research
They studied nurses in a hospital who was told by a doctor to give a patient 3x the safe of Valium. Found that 89% (16/18) pps did not obey the doctor.
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How does Rank and Jacobson challenge Milgram's study?
As Milgram claimed that people would obey authority but Rank and Jacobson said they would not.
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Which study is stronger, Rank and Jacobson's or Milgram's?
Milgram- Rank and Jacobson was a field experiment and was not in controlled conditions whereas Milgram was more controlled.
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