Social Psych 2 - Social Psych 2 Milgrams Obedience Study...

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Social Psych 2 Milgram’s Obedience Study & The Social Emotions
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Obedience vs. Compliance Compliance: Behaviorally agreeing to a request made by another person Obedience: A special form of compliance in which the requester is perceived as an authority figure and the request is perceived as an order
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The Milgram Experiments Procedure: Participants told it was a study on the effects of punishment on learning The participants and a middle-aged confederate were told one person would be the “teacher” (administer shocks for wrong answers) and one would be the “learner” (receive shocks for wrong answers): Participants were always the “teacher” Learner was put in another room and the experimenter told the participant to read him a list of word which he would later be asked to remember. The experimenter told the Participant to give increasingly greater shocks for each wrong answer. If the participants protested or showed hesitation about giving shocks, the Experimenter would say things like “just keep going”
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH1 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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