Page 3-: Introduction Current theories about the topic. Citing those will give you more credibility because good research is thought to be based on other knowledge and empirical (observed) evidence.
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Once the 300-volt level had been reached, the learner banged on the wall and demanded to be released.
Beyond this point, the learner became completely silent and refused to answer any more questions.
The conclusion is that, contrary to common belief, personal ethics mean little when pitted against authority.
Current theories focus on personal characteristics to explain wrong-doing and how someone can intentionally harm others.
The expectation is that very few will keep giving shocks, and that most participants will disobey the order. They were recruited by advertisement in a newspaper and were paid .50.
Instruments A "shock generator" was used to trick the participants into thinking that they were giving an electric shock to another person in another room.
Can people be ordered to act against their moral convictions?
The experiment will test whether a person can keep administering painful electric shocks to another person just because they are ordered to do so.