Groups & Obedience The Milgram Experiment. Sociology Ms. Blackhurst. Today’s Plan. Turn in “Status and Roles” Worksheet from Wednesday Warm-up: PICK UP A COPY OF “THE SCIENCE OF EVIL” FROM THE FRONT DESK!!! Complete the reading & question activity on the Milgram & Stanford Experiments.
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Groups & ObedienceThe Milgram Experiment
Yale social psychologist
Dr. Stanley Milgram
Obedience to Authority vs. Personal Conscience
Experimenter and learner are “in” on the experiment
Teachers are not
Teacher is instructed to shock the learner each time the learner gets an answer incorrect
Learner is an actor who is told to get all answers wrong
Generator has 30 switches in 15 volt increments labeled from 15 volts to 405 volts
Also labeled ranging from slight shock to danger: severe shock