Psych Paper 2 - Ashley Montgomery Stanley Milgram Time of...

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Ashley Montgomery Stanley Milgram Time of Semester as a Factor in Participant’s Obedience to Instructions to Perform An Aversive Task Douglas J. Navarick and John A. Bellon
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Part I 1. The authors’ hypothesis was that if a person were obedient, then they would proceed to the end of the experiment. The researchers expected that only a small amount of the male participants would actually go to the end of the experiment. They tested their prediction through a scale of how far the participants went in the experiment until the experiment was finished. 2. The independent variable was the obedience of the subject. The dependent variable was how long the subject continued to administer shocks. The author looked key mannerisms such as nervous tension in forms of sweating, trembling, stuttering or even cases of nervous laughter. Overall it is when the subject finally completes the experiment or quits that is recorded. 3. This was an experimental study because there were independent and dependent variables, as well as controls and random assignment. 4. The experimenters found out that most people are obedient and a great percentage of the subjects followed the experiment all the way to the end. A relationship was found between the persons’ obedience and how long they administered the voltage shocks, however it was not stated if that relationship was causal. It is possible that a persons’ obedience could cause them to keep administering the shocks and could also be possible that the person kept administering shocks because they were obedient. Part II
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