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which their test subjects could return to their medication. They also failed to protect those participating during the times in which they were studied. The weight of their failure culminated in one test subject, Antonio LaMadrid, jumping from the roof of a nine-story building to his death. The Good Samaritan Experiment This Princeton University experiment sought to test just how willing people are to do a good deed. The experiment involved inviting 40 students to give a speech about what it means to be a Good Samaritan. On each participant’s way to their speech, however, an actor was put in place to feign severe distress and pain. For a percentage of the participants, the actor even acted as if they were part of an extreme emergency, such as a heart attack. Shockingly, fewer than 50% of the students stopped to help the actor, and less than 10% of the “high urgency” group stopped. Reminder: many participants were unwilling to help, even though they were on their way to discuss the benefits of being a Good Samaritan. Robbers Cave Experiment Loyalty is a powerful motivator, as proven by the Robbers Cave Experiment. Psychologist Muzafer Sherif organized this experiment over the course of a three-week summer camp in Robbers Cave State Park in Oklahoma. Sherif split the campers — all boys ages 11 and 12 — into two groups. At
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first, neither group knew of the other’s existence. After a few days of bonding, the two groups were allowed to compete with each other in various games. The games were already fraught with tension, but became even more so when Sherif manipulated the outcomes so that the final game scores were always extremely close. Fortunately for all involved, the final stage of Sherif’s experiment involved the two groups of boys working together towards a common goal. While the experiment has proven controversial for its use of children who were unaware they had become test subjects, the end result was one large group of boys who all got along.
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