Milgram's study of obedience

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1. What happened at 300 volts?

  • The learner was electrocuted anyway
  • The learner refused to give answers
  • All of these
  • The experimenter told the pps to treat the absence of a response as a wrong response
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2. Who was the learner?

  • A confederate to Milgram
  • A volunteer
  • A participant
  • Milgram himself

3. What percentage of pps obeyed to 450 volts?

  • 98%
  • 80%
  • 65%
  • 67%

4. What was the role of the learner?

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

5. Describe how questions were asked of pps

  • The pps were listed word pairs such as blue-sky and then after, the first word was read to them, followed by a list of possible corresponding words. They then had to press a button to give a correct answer
  • The pps were asked questions about previously read out word pairs and they then had to respond using a yes or no button.
  • Pps were asked to recall word lists


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