Article Critique

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Submitted By tonyismadman
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Thong Le
11-20-14
CRJU 1100
Hogan

Abstract
What is the purpose of the article, from where is it based, toward what does it hope to strive?
How was the study conducted, who, what, when and where did the study take place?
What were the results of the study, where they as expected?
What were the conclusions drawn from this study, what were the major impacts on the field from the conclusions and conduction of this study, is this kind of impact typical?

The article explains to the readers how the experiment works from start to finish. It also tells us what is necessary to proceed and complete the experiment and the variety of people involved. Milgram selected participants for his experiment by newspaper advertising for male participants to take part in a study of learning at Yale University. The procedure was that the participant was paired with another person and they drew lots to find out who would be the ‘learner’ and who would be the ‘teacher’. The draw was fixed so that the participant was always the teacher, and the learner was one of Milgram’s confederates (pretending to be a real participant).The learner (a confederate called Mr. Wallace) was taken into a room and had electrodes attached to his arms, and the teacher and researcher went into a room next door that contained an electric shock generator and a row of switches marked from 15 volts (Slight Shock) to 375 volts (Danger: Severe Shock) to 450 volts (XXX).

Stanley Milgram is a Yale University social psychologist who wrote “Behavioral Study of Obedience”, an article which granted him many awards and is now considered a landmark. In this piece, he evaluates the extent to which a participant is willing to conform to an authority figure who commands him to execute acts that conflict with his moral beliefs. Stanley Milgram discovers that the majority of participants do obey to…...

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