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To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing … Elbert Hubbard Why the Gender difference in the shock of a puppy? o Are females more subservient than males? The females may have been treated differently in the experiment, as the experimenters voice applied more force for females than male, even if it was subconscious for the experimenter. Ecological Validiy? o Would Ss act this way in “real life” outside the lab? Astroten Study- 22 wards o 5 mg. capsules usual dose: 5 MG, Max Daily Dose: 10 MG. A doctor calls in and tells the nurse to administer 20 MG. o Nurses refused Dose was excessive Phone orders are allowed only for pre-approved drugs (astroten was not approved) Order came from unfamiliar doctor o Study: 21 out of 22 nurses obeyed orders… WHY?????? Diffusion of responsibility o Status of ‘authority’ (M.D.) o Fear of not obeying 1985- Col. Oliver North (NSC), w/o congressional approval, sold arms to Iran in exchange for hostages and money to support a Nicaraguan resistance movement…. Ollie
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