U5A3 SP3450 - Social Psychology Unit 5 Assignment 3: The Milgram Experiment 01/22/14 Milgram Experiment A psychologist from Yale University named Stanley Milgram conducted the Milgram obedience experiment. He wanted to see the participant’s willingness to obey an authority figure while testing their moral conscience. In the experiment they were told that they would be either a “teacher” or a “learner” and would be randomly be assigned to either role. However unbeknownst to them all the slips said teacher and people aware of the study acted like they got the learner slip. The teacher was given a list of words that he read to the learner.
Obedience Elizabeth L. Connell PSY/285 – Social Psychology Obedience I wrote this paper based on Stanley Milgram’s Experiment and video on obedience. The test subject was the teacher and was instructed to read various word pairs to the learner. The learner had to remember stimulus words. When the learner gave the wrong answer, the teacher administered an electrical shock to the learner. The voltage of electric shock increased with each incorrect answer.
Milgram put a twist on the experiment asking the age-old question of, “if the Germans during WWII were simply obeying to authority when carrying out the Holocaust or were they all acting on their own”. The test subject, or teacher, would administer electric shocks to the learner, a paid actor, when the learner incorrectly answered the word pairings. The teacher thought the learner was receiving electric shocks when in reality the learner was not receiving any shocks. An instructor, the authoritative figure, was sitting behind the teacher reassuring the teacher that the shocks may be painful but would not inflict permanent damage. Throughout the experiment, the teacher can be seen looking back towards the instructor for permission on whether to continue or stop .The teacher instructed the learner to continue even when the learner cried out in pain and begged for the experiment to stop.
* For every incorrect answer the experimenter would order the ‘teacher’ to administer a shock increasing with every wrong answer. Even though the ‘learner’ complained of pain and demanded to be released the experimenter would insist the ‘teacher’ continue. * The learner was not being shocked, and his voice only a recording. * Results: Before his study Milgram asked a group of students to predict the result, he also introduced
In addition to the Sadker’s sampling evidence and their conclusions; they also expose asymmetric teacher-pupil interaction instances where teachers use female students as props while the boys are allowed to dominate the lecture discussion. Furthermore, female students in their study were also told to step away from math manipulations to allow the male student to have access to interactive learning resources. They compile their sampling evidence and drive home a powerful conclusion that girls as a whole have
The Experiment The experiment involved a teacher and a learner (an actor) in separate rooms with the learner strapped into a chair and wired into a generator. The teacher would then ask a number of questions related to memory recall via a microphone. If the learner answered incorrectly an electric shock was administered, by the teacher via, an elaborate apparatus. Although the teacher believed the shocks to be real they were in fact simulated. These simulated shocks were of an increasing scale, from 15v through to 450v and the more the learner answered incorrectly the higher the voltage.
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While I distractedly taught chemistry, the roving thugs were busy inscribing their gang name on books, desks and walls. One put his gang name on the chalkboard next to my name and defied me to erase it: “Are you going to take it down?” I said nothing, and continued to communicate with the rest of the class. I knew now that giving in to the pressures of the few was the illiterate thing to do. Literacy at the prison meant to power thru the days with direct instruction, and a commanding presence in the class room. No matter what happened I treated these guys equally and fairly and although my curriculum had to be watered
First I will start with the negatives of the No Child Left Behind Act and its standardized testing. This test narrows the curriculum in which the teachers teach, focusing on mainly math, reading, and writing. This is also known as teachers “teaching to the test”. Each state prepares their own test and standards and that itself leaves a chance for inadequate testing because the state may administer a low standard versus other states. There is also an increase with the shortage of teachers because the NCLB Act requires a certain level of teachers all of them must take many test themselves and that determines if they are able to continue to teach.
His work is considered fundamentally important and helps to understand how unremarkable people can do works of sickening cruelty. Milgram and obedience In his most noted experiment the volunteers thought that they 'take part in a study on memory' (Banyard, 2012, p. 67). The participants were called 'teacher' in this experiment. The 'teachers' were told by a fake scientist to administer electric shocks to a 'learner', who was sitting in another room, if the 'learner' forgets certain words he learned before. For every incorrect answer the 'teacher' had to increase the level of shock.