Summary Of Stanley Milgram's Obedience Study

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The obedience study by Stanley Milgram had made an extremely influence in the psychology. He studies how eager the human will try to obey authorities and instructions. Milgram had established that 65 percent of his research subjects had followed orders with the experimenter and administered the highest shock possible to a learner, even when they were uncomfortable in doing so (Milgram, 1963). In psychology, this result had made an extreme contribution. There were so many question on his experiment about the ethics as dishonesty were employed, and how his applicants were upset. They have guidelines and accepting ethics on the way it had impact on the participants. On the other hands, Solomon Asch study the conformity experiments were a group …show more content…
The participants in the experiment were showed through a newspaper announcement to be a part of an experiment about learning and teaching methods. All the participants were male. When the participants had showed up at the laboratory the examiner showed them a device that was used to discipline people who would give the wrong answers in other words getting an electric shock. In the experiment, the participant was the teacher, and they told them that the other individual in the other room was the leaner. They had met each other, and they see the electrodes being put on their wrist. The learner had asked whether the electrical shock would affect their heart. The examiner had said that it would not bother their heart, but the electrical shock would be very painful. The teacher and learner were in different room, and they were speaking to each other through a via intercom. The examiner had given the teacher permission to increase the electrical shock every time the learner get the answer wrong. Nevertheless, of doubt on behalf of the teacher, the learner had complained and currently no noise at all from the leaner, the examiner had stilled ordered the teacher to go to the highest voltage as possible. Only 65 percent of the participants had followed orders, and they place the highest voltage electrical shock to the learner (Milgram,