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Unformatted text preview: 11-6Reading Outlines and NotesIf Hitler asked you to electrocute a stranger, would you? Probably. [Meyer]Normal response would be No. But Milgram study proved otherwiseMilgram was a social psychologist at Yale University who had a plan to prove that Germans were different.The Germans were different hypothesis has been used to explain the destruction of the Jews by HitlerAccording to Milgram, Germans have a character flaw which explains the readiness to obey authoritySo if he could test his experiments on Americans and then test his experiments on Germans, he would prove that Germans have a readiness to obey authority.But Americans, like the ones Milgram tested on, were just as obedient as he thought the Germans would beThe whole scene was a play: The subject would read an ad in the newspaper about an education experiment. They would respond and go to the experiment building. Inside would be the experimenter and the learner. Then, the experimenter would explain the experiment about negative reinforcement and how one of the people would be the teacher...
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