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Stanley Milgram’s Obedience ExperimentPSYCH/620University of PhoenixMulticultural and Social Issues in PsychologyIn 1961, Yale psychologist, Stanley Milgram conducted the obedience experiments whichmade him famous. Moreover, Milgram had already carried out several experiments in 1960 thatwere similar to obedience experiment and the outcome of the experiments showed someworrisome but important aspect inside the power of authority. Milgram was motivated by
Eichmann’s defense’s theory that made the man to follow the command that caused the millionsof Jews to be died. He carries out the experiment with forty men who saw the advert in thenewspaper and decided to partake in the study. Milgram used participation technique whichmeans that the individual who take part in the study were paid $4.50. In the experiment, Milgramwas supposed to use a shock generator which began with 30 volts and grows with 15 volts till itgets to 450 volts. The actual switches were marked with words like severe shock, moderateshock, slight shock and triple X.The individuals who partake in the experiment were labeled asteachers that are going to send a shock to the students as penalty for getting the answers to thequestions wrong. The teachers thought they were actually sending shock to the students but itwas just a trick as the students were also acting like they have been shocked. As the experimentprogress, the teachers would listen to the plead of the partakers to be free while the studentssmacking the head against the wall to asking to be free at 300 volt brink (Blass, 1999). Right atthe end of 300 volt brink student would then stay calm and the experimenter had inform the

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