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Unformatted text preview: table. Both individuals could not see each other through the screen. One of the two people participating is the real subject . The other person is called the learner . Unknown to the subject, the learner is an actor. Via the box, the subject can administer "electric shocks" to the learner. The subject is instructed by the experimenter to administer these shocks, if the learner gets answers wrong to questions . Also, the subject is instructed to increase the voltage, as the learner gets more and more answers are wrong. As shocks increased in strength, the learner would start to scream in pain. Voltage levels reached 450 volts – which we know kills people. Yet, 34 out of 40 subjects continued obeying the instructions of the experimenter. When questioned: Subjects described themselves as decent and moral . Milgram (paperback) 1974: "Obedience to Authority" Gen Psych Page 2...
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