behavioral study of obedience

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Fooling the Subjects Brooke Mays 905090470 Wednesday 12:20 pm Topic #1 Milgram, Stanley. "Behavioral Study of Obedience." Readings in Psychology (2006): 387-399.
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In the Behavioral Study of Obedience, there were quite a few ethical considerations that, at the time of conducting the experiment, had been ignored by Milgram. Among them, the participants were not informed of all aspects of the experiment, the participants displayed very obvious emotional trauma, and the participants were told they could leave at any time, although throughout the experiment, the experimenter almost forced them to not withdraw. I believe it to be unethical that the participants were not thoroughly informed of all of the aspects of the experiment. First of all, they went to the experiment thinking that they were participating in a learning experiment, when in fact it was an obedience experiment. Also, the participants were led to believe that the victims were receiving intense shock, when they weren’t receiving any shock at all. Then, the participants were
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