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Payton Rubin Milgram Experiment: Obey At Any Cost? 1. Who conducted the obedience to authority studies and where did his desire to learn about this topic come from? Conducted by Psychologist Stanley Milgram, at Yale University: Milgram wanted to scientifically test how people where capable of carrying out great harm to others simply because they were ordered by an authority figure to do so. (WWII) 2. What was Milgram’s primary theoretical basis? Theoretical Basis: Humans have a tendency to obey those who are in a position of authority, even if, in obeying they violate their own morals and ethics. 3. Name two ways the participants in the experiment were deceived. Participants were told they’d be taking part in an experiment about learning. They were also told that the experimenters and the subjects were chosen at random 4. When Milgram asked psychology majors and his colleagues to predict the results of how many people would deliver the maximum shock…what did they guess? They predicted that no more than 3 out of 100 people would deliver maximum shock.
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ECON ECON-1005 taught by Professor Randyhull during the Spring '09 term at Fanshawe.

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