Obedience For Authority Milestone Three

1847 Words Feb 7th, 2016 8 Pages
Marquell Garret
February 7, 2016
PSY-530-Q2745 Social Psychology 16TW2
Dora Finamore
Southern New Hampshire University
Obedience to Authority Milestone Three Obedience to Authority Milestone Three
The two studies being analyzed today are the Stanly Milgram experiment and the Slater experiment. The two similar experiments yielded information about obedience to authority that explains the correlation in society between authority, obedience, and morality. Despite the major ethical problems in the Milgram experiment, it is known in social psychology today that human beings will follow orders from authority figures even to the extent of inflicting harm on another. However, even with this fact, it is also known that there is limits to such obedience. Stanley Milgram experiment bought forth the ultimate question in social psychology. How far away is someone go to confirm with society and be obedient to an authority to figure? It has been discovered though such experiments that people will obey orders, even if it inflicts harm on another individual. However, the same individuals were unwilling to inflict harm if it involved personal contact with the individual being harmed or even the sounds of pain and please from the individual being harmed. Slater’s experiment has shown that even if such human interactions are virtual (via digital display or digital audio) the personal human impact is great, often causing such individuals to shy away from delivering further…
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