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Scientific Benefits Vs. Ethical Costs
A-Levels PY4 (Controversies) Quiz on Scientific Benefits Vs. Ethical Costs, created by Hayd23 on 11/06/2013.
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How did Milgram's study on obedience have a long lasting effect on Psychology? (2)
Triggered a large number of subsequent studies
Allowed obedience to be studied in schools
The replication refine and enhance our understanding of behaviour
However, what did Mandel suggest about Milgram's study, and what example did he use?
He claimed that Milgram provided 'an obedience alibi' - His example was 9/11 and the terrorists involved
He claimed that Milgram provided 'obedience in small doses' - His example was the Nazi death camps
He claimed that Milgram provided 'an obedience alibi' - His example was the Nazi death camps
What ethical issues did Milgram's study have?
Extreme physical harm
Lack of right to withdraw
How did Milgram defend himself?
He did not know prior to the study that high levels of distress would be caused
Findings appeared more shocking because they took place in a lab experiment
How did Zimbardo show that human behaviour could've been explained?
After how many days did Zimbardo's prison study have to be stopped?
What did Aronson point out about the effects on Zimbardo's participants?
Pointed out that the human body should not have reacted how it did, and that the study should be repeated with different participants
Pointed out that humans are actually quite resilient and recover well from such studies
Pointed out that humans recover very badly from such studies and that Zimbardo should be hung for what he did
What was a big ethical issue with the Case Study of HM?
Protection from harm
Right to withdraw
HM's soul was in heaven
HM's parent's were alive to give consent
HM's parent's weren't alive so this is not a however
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