M3D2: Milgram’s Experiments Revisited
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This activity will address MOs 3 and 4. By the end of this activity
you will be able to:
Explain factors that contribute to conformity and obedience
(CO 3, 4)Identify and summarize peer-reviewed articles in social
psychology. (CO 1, 4)
Fascinated and intrigued by Nazi
willingness to commit acts of atrocity, Stanley Milgram decided to conduct an
experiment in regards to obedience to authority. His results shocked the world
and forever changed ethical guidelines in the use of deception when performing
research with human subjects.
for PSY 360 and MLS 560 students:
After reading chapter 6, view the
Milgram’s Experiments (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site.
Obedience to Authority Experiment Revisited (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnYUl6wlBF4
Answer the following questions:
Were you surprised at the similarity in the results between the
original study and the version conducted in 2009? Why or why not? Give at
least one example.There were no women in the original study. In the second
version, did it surprise you that the women were as obedient as the men? Why or
why not? Give at least one example.Explain the factors that were integral to obtaining such similar
results in both studies.
Students also read the following article and answer the questions posed:
Bellezza, S..Gino, F., &Keinan, A. (2014). The red sneakers effect: Inferring status and competence from
signals of nonconformity (Links to an external site.)Links to an
external site.. Journal of Consumer Research, 41(1), 35-54. doi:
additional 100+ words, answer the following:
Obedience to authority differs from both compliance and conformity. After
reading the above article:
What did this study show about acceptance of conformity? Please
give an example of acceptance of conformity from your own experiences.What implications might the results of this research have for
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