the Perils of Obedience

here. The learner is conducted into a room, seated in a kind of miniature electric chair, his arms are strapped to prevent excessive movement, and an electrode is attached to his wrist. Could we call them all accomplices?" (Milgram, 1974). Prozi: What if he's dead in there? Wallace, your silence has to be considered as a wrong answer." Then he administers the shock He offers halfheartedly to change places with the learner, then asks the experimenter. All the participants continued to 300 volts. While the truth was revealed to some months or even years later, many were simply never told a thing.

The Perils of Obedience
the Perils of Obedience

Some system of authority.
One of the most famous studies of obedience in psychology was carried out.
Milgram summed up in the article The Perils of Obedience (Milgram 1974.

When he administers 450 volts, he turns to the experimenter morality of Holden from The Catcher In the Rye and asks, "Where do we go from here, Professor?" His tone is deferential and expresses his willingness to be a cooperative subject, in contrast to the learner's obstinacy. The withdrawal of such deference may be as painful to the subject as to the authority he defies. About fifty years old and unemployed at the time of the experiment, he has a good-natured, if slightly dissolute, appearance, and he strikes people as a rather ordinary fellow. The maximum shock level was 150-volts as opposed to the original 450-volts. The woman is firm and resolute throughout. The next word is "white." Prozi: Don't you think you should look in on him, please? Experimenter: The shocks may be painful but they're not dangerous. Learner (yelling Let me out of here My hearts bothering me (Teacher looks at experimenter.). Prozi: Three hundred and fifteen volts. (Consults list of words.) The next one's "Slow - walk, truck, dance, music" Answer please. I think when shocks continue like this they are dangerous. Braverman: Well, when he first began to cry out in pain, and I realized this was hurting him.