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Week 3 - Milgram's Experiment What did Stanley Milgram seek to test in his experiments at Yale University? What were the results? Do you think that the findings would be similar today? Why or why not? What are the ethical concerns of the study? In 1963, Stanley Milgram conducted a classical study of conformity. The background to his ultimate question was his questioning about "What allowed ordinary German citizens to go along with and even participate in the mass killing of Jews, Romani (Gypsies), homosexuals, the disabled, and others who were judged socially undesirable by Nazis during World War II?" (Chambliss & Eglitis, 2016, p. 114). What Milgram was seeking, which came down to his ultimate question, was to "find boundaries of obedience to identify how far a person would be willing to go if an authority figure encouraged him or her to complete a given task"(Chambliss & Eglitis, 2016, p. 114). In his experiment he had male volunteers wearing white lab coats acting to read aloud words and another person in a different room was to memorize them. When the learner, which was the

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