Meejus and Raajmakers (1986)

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What was the aim of the study?
To investigate destructive behaviour obedience in the everyday situation of a job interview
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What nationality were the participants?
Dutch
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How many participants were used?
24
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What role did the stooge play?
Interviewee
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What were the participants told the job required the ability to handle?
High amounts of stress
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How many cutting comments were the participants told to make?
15
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What did the stooge show throughout the interview?
Increasing levels of distress
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What happened in the first condition?
The experimenter sat in on the interview
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What happened in the second condition?
The experimenter was not present
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In the first condition, how many participants made all 15 comments?
22
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In the second condition, how many participants made all 15 comments?
0
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What did they conclude?
People in an everyday situation will generally obey orders to abuse a stranger psychologically
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