11 Milgram Experiment

11 Milgram Experiment - 9/14/11 Who is Baumrind? o Known...

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9/14/11 Who is Baumrind? o Known for parenting styles Authoritarian Permissive Authoritative o Corporal punishment Not bad when controlled for socioeconomic status Rebuttal – no benefits either Baumrind’s Grievances o Concern for the welfare of subjects o Questioned whether subjects were protected o Questioned the adequacy of the experimental design o Milgram was “detached,” “objective,” and “casual” in his description Milgram o “Baumrind confuses the unanticipated outcome of an experiment with its basic procedure” o Many experiments designed to induce stress; this was not one of them o Many experts felt subjects would not be obedient Why we conduct the studies o Similar to why we play the game of sports The outcome cannot be known beforehand Mere speculation The whole point of science is to learn through direct observation (empirical and objective) Milgram’s acknowledgement o As the effects were seen one could consider stopping the experiment
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course PSYC 204 taught by Professor Payne during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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11 Milgram Experiment - 9/14/11 Who is Baumrind? o Known...

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