9-13 lecture - Lecture 3: Obedience to Authority: The Power...

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Lecture 3: Obedience to Authority: The Power of Situations Milgram: I. Experiment vs Demonstration 1. Milgram: an experiment study on national character (originally to be done in GER and USA 1. he was taken aback – he observed something he didnt think was possible 2. demonstrations dont exactly advance theories – they dont allow you to study something you think you have an argument or hypothesis for 1. experiment in the sense of variables (distance, proximity, etc) 2. none of his experiments explored the concept of obedience, just showed it 3. concept: something with similar causes, similar traits (“cancer” vs specific cancer) 1. part of the effect of doing research is that you get better, refined concepts out of it 2. Milgram: maybe obedience is not a good concept. Obedience in a sports team may be different from obedience in his experiment 1. it may be what milgram was dealing with when he first got his results 1. milgrams experiments trying to get at what he had 1. tried variations, but no different similars, all almost 50-60 %. 2. He made new experiment – what is it about authority situation
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Fall '97 term at Berkeley.

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9-13 lecture - Lecture 3: Obedience to Authority: The Power...

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