Drawing on Milgram's Classic Laboratory Research on Obedience

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Title: Drawing on Milgram's classic laboratory research on obedience Examine and Asses the relevance of laboratory based research to real life. Please consider the suggestion below. 1)- How do laboratory settings differ from everyday situations, and how does this shape the extent to which we can generalise from evidence gathered in such settings to everyday situations? 2)What are the advantages and disadvantages of laboratory based research? 3)Applicability of Milgram 's work to real life situations that is ,its relevance to understanding the actions of perpetrators of the holocaust. Laboratory settings have various differences to incidents that occur in real-life situations. Firstly, laboratory settings occur at one specific period in one specific place to one carefully selected sample of participants. Relating this to Milgram's experiment, his study was conducted with the purpose of investigating whether people are inherently predisposed to follow orders. Milgram's question, to be specific, was the following: "Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?" (Milgram, 1963). Problems with this are diverse: Firstly, Milgram's experiment was conducted in the 1960's. This was a post-war period that may conceivably be more muted in its expression of bigotry, aside from which the period faced different challenges than that of the 1930s (during which the Holocaust appeared). Determining

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