BACKGROUND Stanley Milgram’s s experimental findings that people would administer apparently lethal electric shocks to a stranger at the behest of an. Back in the s Stanley Milgram appeared to show that student A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments. A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments – Slater et al. Material essay topic: Ethics in Psychology. Add to My Bookmarks Export.
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Back in the s Stanley Milgram appeared to show that student participants would obey a researcher and administer lethal electric shocks to a stranger, but the studies have not been replicated because of ethical concerns.
Twenty-three participants donned a virtual reality headset and tested the computerised experikents on a word memory task. Each time she responded incorrectly they were instructed to administer an increasingly large shock to her.
A further 6 said it had occurred to them to stop early because they had negative feelings about what was happening. By contrast, of eleven participants who completed a control experiment in which they only interacted with the unseen woman by text, just one chose to stop the experiment early, and no others said it had occurred to them to stop.
Classic ’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality – Research Digest
There was further evidence that the participants who could see and hear the computerised woman were affected by the experiment as if it were real. Their stress responses were raised as judged by sweating and heart rate compared with the 11 control participants.
And on those trials in mulgram the woman protested, the participants tended to give her longer to answer before administering the shock. Some participants emphasised the correct answer among the available choices, as if trying to help the woman avoid a shock.
The findings suggest immersive virtual reality environments could be a vital tool for social psychologists, especially for pursuing research of extreme social situations. I have noticed that the -cy ending has crept unto places where once a mere -ce held sway.
Classic 1960’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality
I would like to know if anyone has done an experiment like this with a pf teacher and a female learner, or a female teacher with a male psychologist in the room with them. It would be interesting to know if there would be different reactions depending on the gender of the teacher, learner and the experimentor.
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