Milgram's study of obedience

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1. What was the role of the teacher?

  • They had to act as the experimenter
  • They had to teach word lists to the learner and if they got it wrong, administer electric shocks to them
  • They had to take the electric shocks
  • They were teaching word lists but not administering any electric shocks
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2. What did the experimenter do if he thought a participant was going to create opposition?

  • Told them that they had to continue or else
  • Used verbal prods
  • Told them that they were free to leave
  • Didn't do anything

3. Which of these best describes the generator that the pps saw?

  • There wasn't one, the pps gave verbal orders for the voltage to increase
  • A long counter with an array of switches in a row and then at the end an impressive looking machine. The switches were labelled from 15 volts to 450 volts and above some of the switches were comments such as "slight shock" and "danger"
  • A generator with a button that when pressed increased the voltage by 15 volts

4. What did Milgram tell his pps the purpose of the study was?

  • To test human learning
  • To test obedience
  • To test the effect of electric shocks on the human body
  • To test the participant moral strain when giving electric shocks

5. What voltage did the first rebelling teacher stop at?

  • 300 volts
  • 150 volts
  • 210 volts
  • 450 volts


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