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February 14, 2013.docx

Family Relations and Human Development
Course Code
FRHD 3150
Michelle Preyde

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February 14, 2013
FRHD 3150
Are you responsible for your own actions?
o Ie killing someone because Hitler ordered you to
Video on obedience (Milgram study)
o Learner connected to shock generator
o Has to remember the pairs of words
o Punished with electric shock if he doesn't answer correctly
o Teacher gets a sample shock
o Learner is one of the experimenters but the teacher doesn't know that
o Learner is not actually getting shocked
o Some of them refused to go on after they thought the shock was dangerous to the
o 50% continued on until the end
o Perceived the authority person as legitimate
o Authority person was directive, tone of voice that augmented the legitimacy of his
o Emotional effect on the teacher