In the 1960’s 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 (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...
ethical it had been. Milgram had deceived the participants regarding the true nature of the experiment and had made them believe that they were administering pain to another person causing severe emotional stress. Although this was unethical and this study would not be allowed to happen today it...
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...
psychologists and many others. “In Milgrams defiance,” says Parker, “Milgram would always highlight the results of post-experimental studies which never showed any traumatic actions.
Milgram could never win the ethics argument which ultimately damaged his career. After leaving Yale for Harvard, Milgram...
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...
Raver, Milgram most likely took interest in this study for “a more personal desire to understand what happened in Germany and other Nazi controlled countries during World War II” (Raver 1.). Milgram used this to find out if the orders given were justification for the actions theses individuals would...
lacked mundane realism as the participants would have known what they were getting themselves into.
Stanley Milgram (1963) carried out a study ‘Obedience to Authority’ he set out to investigate obedience to authority. In his experiment participants were told that they were acting as teachers in a...
relevance of Stanley Milgram’s study to nurses and their care of patients
Background In 1961, Psychologist Stanley Milgram carried out one of the most controversial and influential studies on obedience following Nazi war criminals justifying their actions by stating they were just following orders...
a crucial social issue in 1962. (Elms
1995, p.21) American military advisers were being ordered to Vietnam
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...
Ethics of Milgram’s obedience to authority
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...
volunteers for a memory and learning study at Yale University, and that they would receive $4.50 for an hour’s worth of their participation. Before the experiment had even taken place, an ethical issue was raised: deception. Milgram deceived his participants into thinking they were taking part in a...
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 invasions on personal space. In the beginning I will provide a summary of the ethical...
adopted, which in turn have an effect on the knowledge produced. This essay will discuss the
social psychological implications of Gibson’s (2011) discursive-rhetorical analysis of
Milgram’s famous cognitive –social obedience studies. First it will briefly outline Milgrams...
receiving his Ph.D.) for which Milgram will always be remembered, for better or for worse. The studies were inspired by Milgram's interest in the pathologies of the Holocaust. Specifically, he wondered why tens of thousands of ordinary German citizens willingly provided the manpower to carry out a...
and playwright Dannie Abse are each representative of the general criticism Milgram has received; Darley focuses on whether the study has any relevance to real world events (such as the Holocaust), and Abse focuses on justification of the experiment, i.e. was the study worth doing in spite of the...
1. What 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...
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...
Milgram (1933-1984), born in NYC and from Jewish heritage is most famous for his ‘Study of Obedience’ (1961). Having been largely influenced by the horrors of WWII, Milgram wanted to explore ‘what makes people do evil things’? (Baynard 2012:63). He devised a controlled lab experiment, using male...
taking part in research. Examples of this include Milgrams study on obedience. There was a number of ethical costs within Milgrams research, for instance one major ethical cost within Milgrams research is that he failed to protect his participants from both physical and psychological harm. Milgram...
and the controversies it raised due to the experiment’s ethical issues. Before discussing Milgram’s study we must look at what he did before.
Stanley Milgram was born in 1933 in New York to Jewish parents Adele and Samuel Milgram. During his graduate studies, Milgram spent one year working as a...
obeying others and how conservative people who obey are threats to society and how humanists are individuals. Stanley Milgram sets up a study to see how far people will go to obey what they are being told to do by an authority. There is an “experimenter”, a “learner” and a “teacher”. The learners...
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...
Word limit: 200 words.
TMA 01 Part 1: Summarising and interpreting a table. This table draws on the research by Stanley Milgram.
Stanley Milgram in the 1960’s at Yale University looked at various studies, one known as Milgram’s obedience study. Using a shock generator, administering...
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...
experiment, The Behavioural Study of Obedience, Milgram set out to measure the level of obedience in human beings. Milgram was determined to discover how and why soldiers were able to follow orders that led the committing of atrocities such as Hitler’s holocaust.
# 3) Research Methodology...
“The Perils of Obedience”
“The Perils of Obedience” is an article 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...
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...
no teachers used the maximum voltage.
A brief insight into a psychological study useful for student nurses in the workplace.
This report aims to show how and why The Stanley Milgram study on obedience is relevant to prepare a student nurse for working on a hospital ward.
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...