All 40 participants continued to give shocks up to 300 volts.
Most of the participants became very agitated, stressed and angry at the experimenter.
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.
There are few facts about the role of obedience when committing acts against one’s personal conscience (1961).
Most theories suggest that only very disturbed people are capable of administering pain to an ordinary citizen if they are ordered to do so.
Page 3-: Introduction Current theories about the topic. Citing those will give you more credibility because good research is thought to be based on other knowledge and empirical (observed) evidence.
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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.