Milgram study of obedience 1963

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1. What was the non-naive participant called? what part did he play?

  • the confederate who was the experimenter
  • The confederate participant who always got the role of the learner
  • The confederate who played the teacher
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2. What was the aim?

  • How obiedient naive participants would be when ordered to administer incresingly intense electric shocks to an innocent victim
  • To measure obedience
  • to meausure memory in a natural setting

3. What kind of study was this?

  • case study
  • lab experiment, with voluneer sample
  • natural experiment, with volunteer sample

4. How many participants took part? How many were male?

  • 50 volunteers, 50 male
  • 40 Volunteers, all male
  • 40 volunteers, 30 male

5. What were the results?

  • 13 stopped between 300 and 375
  • Everyone went to 300v. 65% went to 450v
  • no one went to 450v, 65% went to 300v


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