Unformatted text preview: Fundamental attribution error that German’s were weak. Teachers had nightmares in the study, etc. If done in groups and other teachers refused, then rate dropped from 65 to 10%. Social comparison—if others kept going. ..90%. If experimenter leaves and the teachers told you to continue-20%, if participants got to choose own level of shock, then 3% conclusions : we are born and taught to obey from very young age Other classic obedience studies: Death dealing nurses —nurses giving lethal doses on doctor’s orders 50-55% did it even though they knew it was harmful and doctors told them to do it over the phone. Security uniform study —office parking lot with meters, planted car and had meter expire. Open spot next to it, when car w/ one person comes in 55% of people fed other car’s meter if someone came in a suit, vs 85% when it was a guard. Again, we just do stuff when authority figures tell us to do stuff. It becomes a heuristic....
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2009 for the course PSYCH 200.133 taught by Professor Dr.drigotas during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Spring '08