Milgram's study of obedience

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1. What was the fourth verbal prod?

  • It is absolutely essential that you continue
  • The experiment requires that you continue
  • You have no other choice, you must go on
  • Please continue
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2. How did the learner perform at first?

  • Well, he gave few incorrect responses up to 75 volts
  • All of the above
  • Badly, he gave mostly incorrect answers
  • He gave all correct responses up to 50 volts

3. What was the role of the learner?

  • They had to learn how to use how to use the generator
  • They had to memorise word lists and recall them, they received the electric shocs
  • To administer the electric shocks
  • They had to teach the pps word lists

4. 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

5. What was Milgrams third variation?

  • To scream at the pps if they didn't obey
  • To put two disobedient confederates in the room with pps
  • To put pps in the same room as the victim
  • To make the study more ethical


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