Milgram's Obedience Experiment: A Personal Episodic Memory

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There are several types of memory. They include explicit, episodic, semantic, implicit, and procedural memory. Explicit memory is one of the two main divisions of long-term memory. It consists of all information that requires consciously remembered. An example of explicit memory is remembering what was done in class the day before or a sibling being born. Episodic memory is a memory of an autobiographical experience. It is a type of explicit memory. Normally, these memories are emotional and in great detail. A personal episodic memory for me is the Henryville tornado on March 2, 2012 which destroyed my elementary school. This memory for me is episodic because it was very emotional and I can remember almost every detail. Another type of explicit memory is semantic. It includes a person’s memory…show more content…
The remaining part of the group consisted of actors that were previously told to answer incorrectly. Before the experiment, it was hypothesized that most people would not conform. Shockingly, seventy-five percent of people lied more than once to conform to the rest of the group. In Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, people were tested to see if they participate in actions in which they knew were wrong due to somebody in a position of authority telling them to do so. The experiment required a teacher, learner, and experimenter. Both the learner and experimenter were actors. In the experiment, the experimenter and teacher were kept in the same room. The learner, in a different room, was required to learn random word pairs. He was connected to a machine that the teacher was lead to believe shocked the learner if he answered incorrectly. With each incorrect answer, the teacher was told to increase the voltage. The learner quickly acted as if he were in a great deal of pain. While the experimenter encouraged the teacher to continue, the subjects were tested upon their
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