Unformatted text preview: authority, many willing to harm individuals severely Factors promoting obedience 1) experimenter was taking responsibility for subjects harm 2) started with small request, progress gradually 3) more obedient to experimenter to stay in room with them than those who left 4) obeyed if there was more than one teacher (other was fake) Kohlberg’s view of moral development (general principle only) Moral reasoning is not a set of arbitrary, learned rules, instead, is process that naturally matures through series of stages (6 stages) Problems with Kohlberg’s view Assumed that ppl would base judgments off justice. But most ppl act in sense of duty towards others or in caring for their well-being. Researchers find ppl usually act first, suggest moral reasons to justify behavior. Kohlberg’s methods correlate poorly with actual behavior....
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- Fall '08
- Social Psychology, Milgram experiment, ppl, milgram obedience study, ppl work