Unit one- Milgram's Original study

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How did Milgram defend his actions in his original study of obedience?
He didn't expect them to obey
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Name a situation factor which may have influenced Milgram's study
The experiment was held at Yale University so researchers were seen to be trustworthy
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What participants were used in Milgram's original study?
40 Men who volunteered through a newspaper advert (volunteer sample) aged 20-50 years old
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What was the aim of Milgram's original study?
Milgram (1963) was interested in researching how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person. Stanley Milgram was interested in how easily ordinary people could be influenced into committing atrocities for exa
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What was the Learner's name in Milgram's Original study?
Mr Wallace (the confederate)
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What was the learning task in Milgram's Original study?
To match a word with another word e.g. a teacher said tree and the participant would have to say green
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What did Milgram find?
100% gave a shock of 300v and 65% gave a shock of 450v
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How did Milgram know the participants were under Moral Strain?
Extreme nervousness, sweating, nervous laughter, 14/40 dug their fingernails into their flesh, one participant had a seizure
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What were the 4 verbal prods in Milgram's study?
Please continue, the experiment requires you to continue, it's absolutely essential you continue and you have no choice you must continue
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What was the shock generator like in Milgram's study?
30 horizontal switches clearly labelled slight shock to danger- severe shock
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What was the conclusion of Milgram's study?
Ordinary people are likely to follow orders given by an authority figure
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What as the procedure of Milgram's Original study?
The participant waited in a room with the confederate. They drew lot's to see who was the learner and teacher (it was a fix so the participant was always the teacher). The teacher would increase the voltage with each wrong answer.
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