Game Show response - Watch the"Game of Death video posted...

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Watch the "Game of Death" video posted under the course content tab (labeled: Discussion 4 video). Then answer these questions: 1. Why would people deliver shocks to a person who is obviously in pain? 2. How could you prevent this? 3. Why do you think people watch "Reality Television" in general? Having watched the “Game of Death” video, it is evident that there are many factors leading the contestants to deliver shocks to people who are obviously in pain. In the case of the game show, the video describes that the show creates a large boundary between reality and fiction. This leads contestants to blame their cruel actions on being in a “game” and removes a sense of responsibility. As well, the presence of authority, in this case a game show host, served as a source for which the participants transferred much of the responsibility for the shocks. This is similar to Milgram’s study of obedience where over 50% of the participants lethally shocked a fake student, mainly because a man who seemed to be of authority was instructing them to do so.
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