In the wake of Adolf Eichmann’s prosecution for commanding the slaying of over 1 million Jews, Psychologist Stanley Milgram called the role of authority into question. What would propel such evil acts from a seemingly normal man? In spite of what top psychologists assumed the outcome would be, the results were astounding. Despite the deep rooted convictions of the subjects opposed to causing physical harm to others, obedience to authority overcame the majority of the time (The Perils of Obedience by Stanley Milgram) According to Milgram in his famous writing, The Perils of Obedience, “Even Eichmann was sickened when he toured the concentration camps, but had only to sit at a desk and shuffle papers.” Stanley Milgram desired to see beyond the man at the
Methods: Milgram’s was at the Harvard University and it was conducted with men ranging in various ages and social statues. They were to be told what to do, how to do it, and to keep on going because the experiment asked for it. Learned Helplessness was about the same as Milgram’s experiment, but it was just to show that shocks for bad behavior could have negative repercussions. It completely stopped the dog from having any type of motivation to do anything. Results: The Results for both experiments where very scary, in to knowing that a person can be pushed to the limits and do things that they would never do.
Like most people in Nazi Germany Hans expected to be punished. However, because of fear, Hans acted differently. According to Liesel, “(Hans) He sent them both away and spent till morning with his head in his hands, waiting (for the gestapo)”(Zusak 399). Hans was paralyzed in place he didn’t move he sat there awaiting his outcome. If fear wasn’t a factor, Hans wouldn’t be sitting their afraid, he would have run away, disappear or even just gone about his normal business.
This massive weapon needed, 4-6 men to work. The machine gun had firepower of 100 guns. Chlorine gas was another deadly and painful weapon, it caused burning to the chest, and it caused a painful death. Mustard gas was a very cruel method of killing. It takes 12 hours to take effect.
Read this paper or everyone you have ties to will be murdered, or at least that is the logic of the creatures in the Mary Shelley’s, “Frankenstein.” When the creature does not get all his requests meet he goes mad with rage. A child learns best from what its parents teach it, however the creature is deprived of the necessary parent-child relationship causing him to make immoral decisions and bring devastation to people around him. To begin, the parent-child relationship is proven to be vital to a child’s development. As said by a column in the Chicago Tribune about children getting disciplined, “It is totally appropriate for parents to have reasonable expectations for their children, and consequences if the children to not meet these expectations”
In Asch’s study of conformity, he shockingly found that many people will give the wrong answer to an obvious question if everyone else gives that answer before them. This can be linked to teens bullying someone despite their conscience telling them otherwise because all of their friends are doing it. Robbins highlights Whitney’s own experiences with being afraid to not do what her friends are doing, such as bully people. Since Asch’s study, scientists have delved deeper into the study of why this occurs, and Berns discovered a link between physiological experiences of fear and non-conformity. I notice myself experience even the physiological symptoms associated with
His goal was to try to see how the German soldiers felt while being given commands to harm innocent people. He gathered 40 men to be “teachers.” The teachers were assigned “learners,” (actors) who they were told to shock with a higher voltage of electricity
As stated in our textbook, “Conformity is a change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressure.” One can believe that most people will torture an innocent person just because they are ordered to because of the conditioning received since childhood. Obedience is a type of social influence where someone acts in response to a direct order from an authoritative figure doing the influencing. The epitome experiment by Stanley Milgram concluded that most people followed orders from the authoritative figure regardless how immoral the act was. People continued to send electric shock to people knowing that it was causing pain and can possibly lead to death. The 1954 novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies, is also a good example of obedience regardless of morality.
"It 's almost laughable to believe that the president 's proposal would deter them." This quote talks about the fact that even the most insane killer would still want to go to the school because they are already expecting to die. Every single mass shooter has either killed themselves or has gotten killed. In the following paragraphs, they go into detail of what could go wrong with teachers having guns. Again they are using pathos to help with this and get you on their side.
They sincerely thought that they had had no choice when faced with orders to kill. “(170) Not only did the authorities place power into the hands of these men, but the police knew that if they had refused to do what the leaders had said that they would be coined traitors and sent right to a camp. The second experiment that Browning discusses in relation to the Battalion 101 is Stanley Milgrim’s shock study. Milgrim wanted to see if volunteers could watch another human being get shocked by their own doing. He placed an
Firstly, the students need to aware of and understand the magnitude of the massacre. The lack of information could lead to many misconceptions. For example, in the Jim Keegstra case of 1985-1992, Keegstra was claimed to have taught students that, “an International Jewish Conspiracy is working to destroy Christianity and create a new world government based in Israel.” (Calgary Herald)These type of ideas can create confusion in young people’s minds and make them think that it never occurred. They should be taught the whole aspect and realize that not all German people were Nazis. Critics claim
The next location that we examined was at location number two. Once the product or the liquid is filtered, it goes into a pasteurization process where the liquid is heated up to 200°. As previously mentioned by Mr. Caplinger, this will kill any bacteria or anything that is alive. Any insects or bugs is it killed and disintegrated as it is heated up. As briefly stated, if there are any bacteria it will be destroyed.
The shock started from 15 volts and increased by 15 per wrong answer up a maximum shock of 450 volts (Milgram Experiment-Obedience to Authority, 2015). In Milgram’s first experiment, fifteen out of the forty participants refused to continue at some point in the experiment, while 25 participants continued all the way to 450 volts, “shocking” the learner three times before the acting scientist ended the experiment. The teachers, however, did not know that there were no shocks and the procedure was perfectly safe. To sell the fact that the learners were hurt, the scientist would bring out the acting learner whose face was “covered in tears and looked haggard” to meet one of the participants, Joseph Dimow. The actor “thanked” him for stopping the experiment and noted the anticipation was worse than the shock
Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” (Vonnegut 1). This quote shows they would suppress their smartest people to an average level of thinking. This society does not want someone to grow in any way and realize how bad life is. Similarly a sufficient amount of the same points can be made in Anthem, they are just accomplished differently. In Anthem “equality” is not purely shown, but is attempted.