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Bader Dip Erica Grimaldi Matthew Cipolla Science Tech and Values RIT Date: 12/17/2007 What is Authority ? Power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior The power to make someone doing something against the will of their conscience. Examples of Authority: Our Teacher Our School (RIT) Government Preachers Milgram’s Experiment The Milgram experiment measured the willingness of study participants (T) to obey an authority figure. Electric shocks of increasing magnitudes were given to the learner when the learner answer wrong. (L) The instructions conflicted with the personal conscience of the person being tested. (T) Milgram’s Experiment The Learner (L) was not really receive electric shocks. The participant (T) believe he was administering electric shock to the learner (L). (0 – 450 volts) The Leaner (L) was an accomplice of the experiment (E) Results When Experimenter was Scientist 60% of the participants went all the way (450 volts) 80% of the participants went half way. When Experimenter was layman
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLA 0508.211.0 taught by Professor Susanbrown during the Winter '08 term at RIT.

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