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Janel Harrison311 IDSThe Milgram Experiment October 1st, 2020In the 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of studies on the conceptsof obedience and authority. This is one of the most renowned investigations done at YaleUniversity. He led an examination zeroing on the contention between submission to power andindividual heart. His analyses included training study members to convey progressively high-voltage stuns to an actor in another room, who might shout and inevitably go quiet as the stunsgot more grounded. The stuns weren't real; however, study members were made to accept thatthey were (McLeod, 2016). Today, the Milgram experiment is widely criticized on both ethical and scientificgrounds. However, Milgram's conclusions about humanity's willingness to obey authority figuresremain influential and well-known. The debate on the ethical aspect of the experiment continuesto remain a point of argument and through the findings, it can be concluded that the experimentdid compromise on three major ethical aspects. These were as follows: Deception, Protection ofParticipants and The Right of withdrawal (Milgram, 1965). The experiment states the use of a dummy actor for shocking purpose; however, thepeople were made to realize that they were giving shocks to a real person. In reality, the personwas an associate of Milgram’s.
Also, these participants were falsely informed and misinformed about the aim of the

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Term
Summer
Professor
AngelaM.Lopez-Velasquez
Tags
Psychology, Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment

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