scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,024
Generally people do not harm other people without a form of incentives as a prize however Stanley Milgram tries to prove we do not need incentives to do harmful things Someone just appealing to the orders of an authority figure can push us to do unspeakable actions toward our fellow man Experimentation is the way Milgram conveys the point that under his certain circumstances people will follow the orders of another Like in most experiments unexpected outcomes can arise and people surprises even each other with actions of empathy Along with surprises there also is a sense of blind obedience which does occur during Milgrams The Perils of Obedience Choosing when to obey the orders of a superior comes down to the persons moral code if the orders are too heinous an outcome they should stop taking them but accountability becomes a problem in the experimentThe study Milgram conducted provided a view into average peoples mindset on following the instructions of an authority however he was also looking to see into peoples accountability for their actions during the experiment The experiment was broken into a design of a teacher and learner example except the learner was placed in an electrical chair The learner or victim is actually an actor who receives no shock at all Milgram 650 The teacher of course has no knowledge that the learner is an actor The point of the experiment is to see how far a person will proceed in a concrete and measurable situation in which he is ordered to inflict increasing pain on a protesting victim Milgram 650 The results of the experiment lead to the idea that under an authority figure most people just go through with the desired actions of the leader Gretchen Brantt was the only teacher to the experiment that chooses to stop administering the shocks Showing only one
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA