Essay2 Obedience

Essay2 Obedience - Tanuj Godara 905279307 4/15/2010 Topic...

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Tanuj Godara 905279307 4/15/2010 Topic #2 Obedience The Milgram Experiment consisted of an experiment that dealt with the relationship between punishment and learning (Blass 2002). Stanley Milgram hypothesized that a normal group of New Haven residents would readily inflict very painful and perhaps even harmful electric shocks on innocent victims (Blass 2002). The subjects believed they were experimenters and instructed participants to shock a learner by pressing a lever on a machine each time the learner made a mistake on a word-matching task (Blass 2002). Each error led to an increase in the intensity of the shock in 15-volt increments from 15 to 450 volts (Blass 2002). Ethics are a set of moral principles or a set of beliefs about what is right and wrong (2003). Ethics are the moral principles, which guide research (2003). There is a growing awareness that those who participate in research have rights and that researchers have responsibilities and obligations (2003). Even though the scientific results of an experiment can
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