Evaluate Milgram's Theory

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Stanley Milgram is a world renowned psychologist from the mid 20th century. Milgram was best known for his social psychology experiments. His most well known experiment is called Experiment 5. In this experiment, Milgram had a teacher and a confederate learner. The teacher is supposed to ask questions where the confederate is to purposely answer them wrong. The teacher then admits an electric shock that ranges from 15-450 volts. The point of this experiment is to see how long the teacher will continue to shock the learner. The confederate does not actually receive shocks but he or she screams and yells as if they do. Years after this experiment took place, many other psychologist weren't sure how the felt about it. Milgram traumatized the…show more content…
A lot of this studying involved getting into the mind of the teacher after the study was over. Many of the teachers said they allowed themselves to continue the shocks because Milgram was there pushing them, there was someone enforcing order so the blame was not on themselves. The purpose of this article was then to try and replicate Milgram’s Experiment 5 and see if there are any changes. Society has severally changed since 1974 so there was much speculation if people of this generation would stand up for themselves this time around. After a flyer and announcements were put out in the public, similar to Milgram, people began wanting to be apart of the study. Volunteers were then put through a rigorous screening process to make sure no one was familiar with the study, nor did they have any mental disabilities that would affect the experiment. The base condition experiment was practically the same as Milgram’s. A confederate a teacher were put into their separate rooms and the confederate began to purposely miss the question and ask to be released. The teacher continued under the experimenter's orders and once the experiment was done the

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