Psychology - Social Approach

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What year was Milgrams Original Study?
1963
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Where did Milgram conduct his experiment?
USA, Yale University
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In Milgrams Study How many participants went up to 450 volts?
65%
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What prompts did the authority figure, in the experiment use?
please you must go on.
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How many participants where used in Milgrams study?
40
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What is the correct terminology use, when a person behaves in the way in which they believe the experimenter wants them to?
Demand Characteristics
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Milgram's Agency theory assumes that people behave in three different operating modes what are these?
Agentic State, Autonomous state, Moral Strain.
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What is a strength of Milgrams Agency Theory?
There is a lot of empirical evidence to support the agency theory - his participants claimed they wouldn't have gone as far, but they were just following orders.
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What is a weakness of Milgrams Agency Theory?
Sometimes people resist the pressure to obey authority. fails to explain why some people are more likely to exhibit independent behavior.
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What was the aim of Milgrams study?
To investigate what level of obedience would be shown when participants were told by an authority figure to administer electric shocks to another person.
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What sampling method did Milgram use to gather his participants?
Self - Selecting.
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How much were participants paid for taking part in the experiment?
$4.50
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