Would You Deliver an Electric Shock in 2015? Obedience in the Experimental Paradigm Developed by Stanley Milgram in the 50 Years Following the Original Studies
Dariusz Doliński , Tomasz Grzyb , Michał Folwarczny , Patrycja Grzybała , Karolina Krzyszycha , Karolina Martynowska , Jakub Trojanowski
AbstractIn spite of the over 50 years which have passed since the original experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram on obedience, these experiments are still considered a turning point in our thinking about the role of the situation in human behavior. While ethical considerations prevent a full replication of the experiments from being prepared, a certain picture of the level of obedience of participants can be drawn using the procedure proposed by Burger. In our experiment, we have expanded it by controlling for the sex of participants and of the learner. The results achieved show a level of participants’ obedience toward instructions similarly high to that of the original Milgram studies. Results regarding the influence of the sex of participants and of the “learner,” as well as of personality characteristics, do not allow us to unequivocally accept or reject the hypotheses offered.
|Journal series||Social Psychological and Personality Science, ISSN 1948-5506, e-ISSN 1948-5514, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||conformity, obedience, social influence|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.073; : 2017 = 2.633 (2) - 2017=3.124 (5)|
|Citation count*||59 (2020-10-24)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.