Deception: Milgram's Study Of Obedience

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Deception from a moral viewpoint would be something that is seen as wrong, but in a study or experiment for research I think deception is something that is necessary to gain certain knowledge that we wouldn 't be able to gain using regular methods. Usually, the ends justify the means to a deceptive experiments and they usually have good intentions behind them. Many people may be angry after the experiment is over but it is shown that people enjoy an experiment with deception more than an experiment without deception; and people also benefit from them more, educationally. I believe deception is a necessary tool for learning about human behavior and human reaction. Deceptive experiments are experiments that really make you think when the experiment…show more content…
It showed that people will listen to people of authority even if it puts other people 's lives in danger. This shows how people react and behave to an authority figure and shows that the forming of the Nazi organization in world war two could have happened to any country. What happened to Germans by Adolf Hitler during that time is basically a large and extreme scale of what Milgram was doing to these test subjects during his experiment. Knowing that Americans were just as susceptible to becoming Nazi 's as much as Germans were, gives us all more of an understanding towards why everyone followed Hitler and helps us empathize with them instead of judging them. Most of the time deception is justified with the results that are made with the experiment. Deception generates results that are valid and reliable like in Milgram 's study of obedience. The results that he gained from that experiment is something that could have not been gained if the participant knew how the experiment was working and what was really going on. It is important that the participants are debriefed after the experiment and told what was truly being measured and what was being
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