Reading 10-Article 1-Question Set 10

Reading 10-Article 1-Question Set 10 - Emily Moonan...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Emily Moonan 905442263 Behavioral Study of Obedience Discussion Questions 1. What steps did Milgram take to ensure the authenticity of the situation to the research participant? The subjects were told they were participating in “a study of memory and learning at Yale University” (Milgram, 437). The experiment was also held “on the grounds of Yale University” (Milgram, 438) which made the experiment appear very legitimate so the participants believed that they were participating in a learning study. The “experiment was explained to them very well; they were told the experiment was meant to help them figure out the “effect of punishment on learning” and whether who was giving the punishment made a difference (Milgram, 438). 2. Several of the participants were found to be laughing. Why did the researchers say this happened? Why do you think this happened? What did the experimenters do to ameliorate any negative effects the study may have had on the participants? The researchers said that the participants were laughing nervously and said it was sign of
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online