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COM 318 26-Oct-09 A modern-day re-enactment www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w Other factors that are relevant Physical Proximity o When the learner was in the same room (test subject and person being “electrocuted), obedience level dropped to 40% Personal Responsibility o When assured the experimenters were responsible, the “teacher” (research subject) continued o Later experiments had subjects acting as observer and gave them responsibility for outcomes. Under these conditions, they stopped the experiment when the “learner” gave negative reactions to the shock. Rebellion o When we see others rebel, we are less likely to go along with authority Other people will start to speak up about what’s on their mind
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Unformatted text preview: What are the ethics of this type of research? Subjects were reduced to twitching, stuttering wrecks. Milgram debriefed, included a friendly reconciliation meeting between teacher and learner so that subject could see that the person wasnt harmed Follow-up survey showed that 85% would be willing to participate in future experiments However, participants were deceived and were led to believe that they injured another person, which may have caused damage to their sense of self. This type of research can no longer be done in the U.S. Some symbols of authority Titles COM 318 26-Oct-09 o Lab coats/uniforms give illusion of titles o Clip: Toxic Sludge, Chapter 5...
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