Milgram's study of obedience

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1. What did the learner do at 120 volts?

  • Informed the experimenter that the shocks were getting increasingly painful
  • Start screaming
  • Begged for the teacher to stop
  • Started to grunt
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2. Describe how questions were asked of pps

  • Pps were asked to recall word lists
  • 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.

3. What did the learner start doing at around 75 volts?

  • Grunting
  • Asking to be removed from the study
  • Screaming
  • Shouting

4. Did pps have the right to withdraw?

  • In theory
  • No
  • Yes

5. Where did Milgram conduct his study?

  • Oklahoma university
  • Yale university
  • Havard university
  • Oxford university


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