TB8, L1 - Power and Obedience

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1. In a variant of the Milgram (1963) experiment, how many participants continued to the lethal voltage when the instructions were provided via telephone?

  • 65%
  • 45%
  • 21%
  • 48%
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2. How many guards and prisoners respectively were in the Zimbardo prison experiment

  • 11, 12
  • 11, 10
  • 10, 15
  • 10, 11

3. "Foot in the door" obedience refers to:

  • The idea individuals will obey commands in small increments
  • None of the above
  • The idea of passing responsibility onto another individual
  • The idea that participants felt the experimenter was part of their 'ingroup'

4. Which of the following was NOT a finding of the Sprecher and Felmlee (1997) longitudinal study?

  • Most participants reported a global imbalance of power
  • Men were perceived as more powerful by males
  • Those who were perceived as more emotional were perceived as more powerful
  • The results were found to be stable over time

5. What technique was used by the guards to undermine the prisoners?

  • Learned helplessness
  • Deindividuation
  • Empowerment
  • All of the above


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