Milgram study of obedience 1963

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1. What is the autonomous state ?

  • When a person is in control and feels responsible for their behaviour
  • When someone is an agent to someones orders
  • When someone feels they are not responsible for their behaviour
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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 kind of study was this?

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

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

  • The confederate participant who always got the role of the learner
  • The confederate who played the teacher
  • the confederate who was the experimenter

5. 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

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