Milgram (1963) Past-paper Questions
1. In the Milgram study on obedience, the subjects were observed to show a lot of tension.
a. Give one example of the behaviour of the subjects that indicated
extreme tension. (2)
Any one from: Fidgeting, agitation, asking...
Stanley Milgram conducted research on Obedience to Authority. He designed an experimental study to find out if ordinary people from the public would, when instructed by an authority figure, administer increasing levels of electric shock onto another person.
From the original study, Milgram introduced...
Stanley Milgrams experiments are some of the most recognized behavior experiments in psychology today. Milgrams most known experiment was ‘shocking’ to people and has also been controversial ethically. As Ian Parker stated it would “make his name and destroy his reputation.” Parkers...
Individual task for CA2.
Provide a brief description of the study in your own words (this should be no more than 350 words).
Milgram started his obedience study experiments in 1961.He was highly influenced by the defense of criminal Adolph Eichmann used second world war that he was simply following...
The Milgram study, conducted in 1961-1962, shocked and fascinated the scientific community with not only its disturbing findings, but also with its questionable experimental methods. The experiment in itself consisted of placing an individual in a situation in which they would be forced to choose either...
Behavioural Study of Obedience:
George Brown College
I think the three aspects of the situation faced by the subjects in Milgram’s study were the prestige of the university, the proximity of the experimenter, and the money paid...
authority figure, even to the degree of causing harm and/or death to an individual? Stanley Milgram devoted the majority of his latter research on investigating this question (Burger, 2009, Cherry, 2013, McLeod, 2007; Milgram, 1974). The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarize Milgram’s seminal research...
to be debriefed after the study.
There are also a number of ethical issues when working with non-human participants within psychology. The first set of ethical issues when working with non-human participants within psychology is the ‘three R’s which is to (Refine the study, Reduce the number of animals...
quoting a section from Milgram’s journal, Baumrind criticizes the amount of empathy he showed toward his subjects’ well-being. She acknowledges that Milgram did provide support to his subjects, but she is skeptical of the adequacy of that support, due to the level of emotional distress his experiment caused...
Outline Milgram’s obedience study work.
• Explain how the findings can help prepare trainee police officers for working within the community.
• Explain why the work of Milgram relates to trainee police officers working with the public in the community.
Stanley Milgram was a psychologist. After...
Discuss the impact and ethical status of Milgram’s studies on conformity AND Zimbardo’s prison experiment. Do the findings of studies like these justify their methods?
In my essay I will attempt to outline Milgram’s study on conformity and Zimbardo’s prison experiment. I will also be...
Milgram, S. (1974) Obedience to Authority. Predictions and variations conclusion.
Summary of Milgram’s study detailing the average levels of shock ‘teachers’ administered and the percentage of ‘teachers’ administering the maximum voltage with results reported by prediction and type of authority variation...
Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Study
Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist most famous for his divisive study known as the Milgram Experiment. This study took place in the 1960s during Milgram's professorship at Yale. Many controversial events that were conducted during the Holocaust...
written by Stanley Milgram. In this article he explains the relevance of obedience and how it affects people. Milgram conducted a study that “forced participants either to violate their conscience by obeying the immoral demands of an authority figure or to refuse those demands.” (Milgram 358) The results...
wonder how far someone will go to avoid disobeying authorities about a controversial topic. Throughout the article “The Perils of Obedience” by Stanley Milgram, a Yale psychologist, people become aware of the necessity to obey higher authority no matter what pain they are causing to another person.
The Milgram Experiment.
The Milgram studies were experiments which measured the willingness of subjects to obey an authorative figure, even though it goes against their conscience.
These studies began in July 1961. Milgram devised them, to answer this question.
“Could it be that Eichmann and his...
The Stanley Milgram Experiment
University of Houston
Stanley Milgram is best known for his studies on the behavior of those given instruction by someone of higher authority to perform a task they normal would not execute. Throughout the sixties and seventies, Milgram explained his research to a broad...
perspective on self and others
Discuss the Social Psychological implications of Gibson’s `Rhetorical’ analysis of
Milgram’s classic studies of obedience.
The theoretical perspective of any approach in social psychology governs the methods
adopted, which in turn have an effect...
taking humans and societies for granted. In doing so, I will refer to two studies that have generated various ethical issues. The first study was conducted in 1963 by Stanley Milgram on destructive obedience. The second study was conducted in 1976 by Middlemist, Knowles, and Matter on the effects of...
Daniel Parks Freshman Studies Term II Critical Analysis and Milgram’s Response Obedience to Authority and the obedience experiments that produced Stanley Milgram’s famous book have produced almost equal amounts of surprise, curiosity and criticism. The criticism of social psychologist John Darley and...
This table summarises the predictions and results of Stanley Milgram’s study on obedience. The first part shows the predictions that both psychiatrists and college students made before the study took place. This clearly shows that taken as an average the college students would go to...
discuss Milgram’s study on obedience to authority and the ethical issues it raised for social psychology. To do this one must discuss how people are in fact extremely obedient to authority, how effective Milgram’s study was, how the Holocaust can be explained using Milgram’s study and the controversies...
The Milgram Experiments
The Milgram Experiments on obedience to authority was a series of controversial and notorious social psychology experiments in which study subjects were asked to do things that conflicted with their own conscious, while being asked to obey authority. The study looked at how...
points contained in report, summary
* Background/ intro: what milgram did and why. Why conduct variations. Briefly- some issues raised by the research- ethics and if study would work outside lab.
* Main body: explain how and why milgram s work on obedience contributied to understanding of conduct...
Outline and evaluate research into obedience (Milgram)
Milgram carried out a series of studies to try to shed some light on the aspect of human behaviour. He studied a thousand participants who were representative of the general population. He discovered that under certain situational influences most...
In my opinion, what Milgram did to acquire the result of his study is acceptable. He did what he had to do to get a precise reaction from human beings,and it is important to get a precise response from an experiment in order to learn about human behavior. In Milgram’s study, he tried to obtain data...
Stanley Milgram conducted an examination, in the 60’s, based on the justification for the acts of genocide offered by those who were accused in the Nuremberg War Criminal Trials of WWII. Their defense, as they claimed was solely based on “obedience” and that they were in fact only following their superior’s...
does Milgram’s study tell us about human behaviour?
Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the Milgram experiment, study to see the participants' willingness to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that differed with their conscience. The study is used to show...
Behavioral Study Of Obedience
Psy 1010 LD14
Dr. Janice Wright
Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments during the 1960s that demonstrated surprising results. These experiments offer a powerful and disturbing look into the...
in increasing number for forestall Communist control of southeast Asia
(Elms, 1995 p. 21).
Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University conducted
an innovative study. It addressed the endless conflict between
obedience and conscience. In the experiment, the teacher was to