Milgram 1963- study obedience

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what was the aim of the study?
The aim of the study was to investigate whether the participant would show levels of obedience when a legitimate authority figure told them to administer electric shocks to another person.
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How many participants (ppts) was there?
40 male participants aged 20-50
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what sampling method was used?
self selecting
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where did the experiment take place?
Yale university
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what percentage made it up to 450v?
65%
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what signs of stress did the participants show?
nervous laughing and smiling
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when was the participant considered as obedient?
when they reached up to 450V; if they didnt make it to 450v they were connsidered disobedient
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how much were the ppts paid just for showing up?
$4.50
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how many ppts made it to 300 volts?
all ppts made it to 300 volts
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what was wrong with this study?
ethical issues
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name 2 ethical issues
deception and some ppts suffered from psychological harm
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why were the ppts given a mild shock?
so they believed that the shock generator was real and truly believed the confederate was being shocked
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how many prods did the experimenter give?
he gave 4 prods so that the ppt would carry on with the experimenter.
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