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


In 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.
Author Dariusz Doliński (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Dariusz Doliński,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Tomasz Grzyb (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Tomasz Grzyb,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Michał Folwarczny
Michał Folwarczny,,
, Patrycja Grzybała
Patrycja Grzybała,,
, Karolina Krzyszycha
Karolina Krzyszycha,,
, Karolina Martynowska
Karolina Martynowska,,
, Jakub Trojanowski
Jakub Trojanowski,,
Journal seriesSocial Psychological and Personality Science, ISSN 1948-5506, e-ISSN 1948-5514, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishconformity, obedience, social influence
ASJC Classification3203 Clinical Psychology; 3207 Social Psychology
URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1948550617693060
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)35
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.073; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.633 (2) - 2017=3.124 (5)
Citation count*72 (2021-04-10)
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