Replicating Milgram: Would people still obey today?

@article{Burger2009ReplicatingMW,
  title={Replicating Milgram: Would people still obey today?},
  author={Jerry M. Burger},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
  • J. Burger
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
The author conducted a partial replication of Stanley Milgram's (1963, 1965, 1974) obedience studies that allowed for useful comparisons with the original investigations while protecting the well-being of participants. Seventy adults participated in a replication of Milgram's Experiment 5 up to the point at which they first heard the learner's verbal protest (150 volts). Because 79% of Milgram's participants who went past this point continued to the end of the shock generator's range… Expand

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