Ch8+Social+Influence

What if the other participant was a middle aged man

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Unformatted text preview: o had been treated for a heart condition? Statements By Shock Recipient: Shock Generator Caution On Amp Meter Amps Slight Shock Moderate Shock Intensity Strong Shock Resistance Very Strong Shock Intense Shock Extreme Shock Danger “Let me Get me out Let me “That’s All! out of here! of here!out of here! Experimenter: My heart’s bothering I told you I had heart trouble.me!… Y starting to bother hold me My heartsou have no right tome now! here! Get me out of here, please!me out! me out!” Let me out! Let ….Let Let me out!” XXX response “Hey! ThisTreat no…silence... a wrong response. “Ugh!”“ Really Hurts!” as Deliver the next higher level of shock.” How many Americans will obey? Your hypothesis? Panel of psychiatrists hypothesis: Only 4% continue after learner stops answering Only 0.1% obey up to 450 volts How Many Obeyed? Shock Generator Caution On Amp Meter Amps Slight Shock Moderate Shock Intensity Strong Shock Resistance Very Strong Shock Intense Shock Extreme Shock Danger XXX All Still StillStill 1 of 8 more 60% Still All All 1 of 4 Over All Obeyed ObeyingObeying Stopped Obedient Obeying Stopped Milgram’s Study: Results 65% of subjects continued through 450 volts What may change results? Moderators Location: results replicated in an office building in a nearby industrial town (48%) Proximity: The closer the teacher was to the learner, the fewer teachers gave max shocks What percent of subjects would continue now? Would you continue? Why/why not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w Authority Authority figures can be very influential because they Authority are often experts. are Following their directions can provide a shortcut to Following choosing correctly. choosing Expert power – being able to influence based on one’s presumed wisdom or knowledge wisdom Group Exercise Directions: You will be assigned to one of the following topics of social influence: conformity, compliance, or obedience. Use that category to develop a strategy to motivate students to STUDY more for their next social psychology test....
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