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Obedience & Authority in Psychology: Stanley Milgram's Experiment

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Each participant in Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority tested their willingness to:

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1. In Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority, the participants believed the responsibility for the shocks fell to:

2. In Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority, many participants administered the shocks because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of obedience and authority. You will need to grasp the participants' willingness to obey authority in Stanley Milgram's experiments and what they believed about the responsibility for the shocks, with regard to who they should obey.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study assessments will help measure your ability to:

  • Recognize the pressures of why the participants administered the shocks
  • Understand why Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority was controversial
  • Identify the percentage of participants in Milgram's study who kept administering shocks at the insistence of an authority figure

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on obedience and authority
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why Milgram's experiment on obedience and authority was controversial and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the participants in Milgram's experiment who kept administering shocks at the insistence of an authority figure

Additional Learning

Use this lesson called Obedience and Authority to learn more about this subject. Once you have completed this lesson, you will have covered the following objectives:

  • Identify Stanley Milgram
  • Understand why he developed his experiments
  • Recognize the psychology of the participants and how it was manipulated
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