Unformatted text preview: - One of the 2 people is the real subject.- The other person is called the learner.- Unknown to the subject, the learner is an actor.- Via the box, the subject can administer electric shocks to the learner.- The subject is instructed by the experimenter to administer these shocks if the learner gets answers wrong to questions.- Also, the subject is instructed to increase the voltage as more and more answers are wrong.- As shocks increased in strength, the learner would start screaming in pain. Voltage level reached 450 volts, which we know kills people.- Yet 34 out of 40 subjects continued obeying the instructions of the experimenter.- When questioned, subjects described themselves as decent and moral.- Milgram (paperback) 1974: Obedience to Authority...
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- Fall '11
- Psychology, Asch conformity experiments, Milgram experiment, Solomon Asch Experiment, obvious wrong answer