Obedience - Obedience Why did these people go on? Was it...

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Obedience Why did these people go on? Was it because they were aggressive? 0. Not likely. 0. When Milgram ran another study in which the teacher was allowed to set the level of shock, the average level was only 50 volts. 1. Subjects expressed great discomfort when they shocked the learner. Was it because they didn’t believe the learner was getting shocked? 1. Not likely.
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2. In a similar study by Sheridan and King (1972), participants actually shocked a little puppy, although at much lower levels than they believed, and results were similar. 3. Subjects expressed great discomfort when they shocked the learner. Was it because of personality or gender? 2. No evidence for this. 4. No reliable gender differences or personality differences predict extent of obedience. Was it because of incremental behaviors? 3. Lots of truth to this. 5. Once teachers had already started shocking the learners, they had to justify it to themselves and continued shocking - foot-in-the-door phenomenon.
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 360 taught by Professor Gaertner during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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