Analyzing Milgram's Experiments

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In Milgram’s experiment, he wanted to study how far ordinary people would listen to an authority figure when being told to cause harm to another person. Milgram’s theory for the experiment was, as stated, “humans have a tendency to obey other people who are in a position of authority over them even if, in obeying, they violate their personal codes of moral and ethical behavior” (Milgram, 1963). For his experiment, Milgram gathered 40 men of different work background as well as ages to be tested. The men being experimented on were not informed that the experiment was rigged and involved no harm to anyone what so ever. In order to test people’s obedience, Milgram had two actors play roles as an experimenter and a participant. The confederate

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