Unformatted text preview: experiment. There was no outside help. In this situation people were applying shocks that were increasing in power. The fact that the shocks started out as almost nothing at all and eventually getting worse and worse eliminated some of the participants’ awareness of what was going on. By adding just a little bit every time and not making any huge jumps it was hard for the participant to draw the line, it was easier to say just a little bit more. If the participant was brought in and was told to deliver a high level of shock right away to someone I doubt they would do it. By starting out low and progressively going higher the task seems a lot more humane at the time....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSY 111 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
- Spring '08