Milgram study (1963)

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What hypothesis about the Geramans was Milgram trying to prove wrong?
'Germans are different hypothesis'- only nazism happened in Germany because of the way the Germans are
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What year was this study?
1963
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What is destructive obedience?
Following an order to harm someone
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What is conformity?
Behaving the same as those around you
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What is a dispositional hypothesis?
Individuals involved in the social situation-enjoyed it
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What is a situational hypothesis?
Did it because of the situation they are in
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What was the aim?
To investigate the tendency for destructive obedience
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What was the Method?
Controlled observation
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Describe the sample
40 men, between 20 and 50, from New Haven
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Describe the sampling method
Volunteer- recruited by ad or direct mailing
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Who was asked to predict beforehand?
14 final year psychology students at Yale
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What was the prediction of the predicted results?
1.2% would go up to 450 (between 0 and 3)
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How many went up to 300v and 450v?
100% went up to 300v and 26 (65%) went up to 450v
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How many were glad to have taken part?
85% were glad or very glad to have taken part
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How many had nervous laughter and seizures?
14 had smiling or nervous laughter, 3 had seizures
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What was the conflict between two beliefs or a belief and a behaviour called?
Cognitive dissonance (between inner conscience and external authority)
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