Stanley Milgram Experiment Ethical Or Unethical

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In 1963 Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment that used subjects to deliver "electric shocks" under the observation of an experiment in experimenter, authoritative figure. The purpose of the study was to observed the connection between obedience to authority and personal conscious. The experiment proceeded with the subject asking a member of Milgram's Team (whom they did not know was a member or Milgram's team) questions, and every time they got it wrong the subject would send an electric shock to the member of Milgram's team. Although the study did not harm the member of Milgram's team. The experiment is still debated on whether it was ethical or unethical. Diana Baumrind provides her reasoning on why the study of obedience was unethical. The study of obedience became one of the most controversial experiments in psychology. …show more content…

His lack of concern is shown by making his subjects continue on with the procedure even after some subjects display nervous tension which sometimes led to uncontrollable seizures. Milgram responded to the argument by saying that the extreme nervous tension was unexpected by both himself and other professionals. Baumrind argues that the study of obedience shouldn't should not have been conducted in a laboratory because the participants were more likely to obey the experimenter due to the atmosphere of the study and the participant trust in the experimenter. Milgram refuted Baumrind by stating that the setting was well suited to study obedience because it is similar to other situations where obedience is present and

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