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student.obedience - XXX • How was obedience measured –...

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Outline for “Obedience” video Definitions: Obedience- compliance with the directions of an authority figure. Conformity- fitting yourself in with a peer group. – “Obedience” video: Experimental situation – Making one teacher and one learner- shocking them for wrong answers. Social structure of situation; roles played by the parties – the teacher was being observed Commands given by the Experimenter to the subject (the “Teacher”) – Shocked by wrong answers- don’t care if they hurt others. Symbol on “shock generator” for strongest shock (450 volts) –
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Unformatted text preview: XXX • How was obedience measured? – How well the teacher complied with the rules and the situation • Indicator of Subject’s (Teacher’s) emotional discomfort – Questioning their obedience • Situations in which “Teachers” became less obedient to experimenter’s commands – Hurting the other human • Investigator’s conclusions, based on results of study – Half the people didn’t even question what others say, they just did it. They didn’t care if the learner was hurt as long as they didn’t get the blame....
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