Milgram study of obedience 1963

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1. What is the autonomous state ?

  • When someone feels they are not responsible for their behaviour
  • When a person is in control and feels responsible for their behaviour
  • When someone is an agent to someones orders
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2. What was the aim?

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

3. What were the results?

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

4. What DID NOT happen after Milgrams study?

  • People were monitored to check their obedience before employed in certain professions
  • ethical guidelines were set up
  • the participants were debriefed and offered counselling
  • Milgram appologised to his participants

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

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


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