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All 40 participants continued to give shocks up to 300 volts.
Most of the participants became very agitated, stressed and angry at the experimenter.
In a survey, professionals such as doctors, psychologist and laymen predicted that a small proportion of a population (1-3%) would harm others if ordered to do so.
In the recent war trial with Adolph Eichmann, he claims to only have been “following orders". Can people harm others because they are merely obeying orders?The expectation is that very few will keep giving shocks, and that most participants will disobey the order. They were recruited by advertisement in a newspaper and were paid .50.Instruments A "shock generator" was used to trick the participants into thinking that they were giving an electric shock to another person in another room.The experimenter then instructed the participant to treat this silence as an incorrect response and deliver a further shock.When asking the experimenter if they should stop, they were instructed to continue.Many continued to follow orders throughout even though they were clearly uncomfortable.The study shows that people are able to harm others intentionally if ordered to do so.Can people be ordered to act against their moral convictions?The experiment will test whether a person can keep administering painful electric shocks to another person just because they are ordered to do so. A research paper is a piece of academic writing based on its author’s original research on a particular topic, and the analysis and interpretation of the research findings.It can be either a term paper, a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.