Due: March 16, 2013
Film: Obedience Stanley Milgram
After watching the video, answer the following questions.
1) Despite the protests of the â€œlearnerâ€ (a 50-year-old man who supposedly had a heart condition), none of the â€œteachersâ€ challenged the process before they had applied 225 volts. Two-thirds of the participants went all the way to what could have been a deadly volt of electricity if the shock generator had been real. Why did the â€œteachersâ€ continue to punish the â€œlearnersâ€?
2) What conclusion(s) does the researcher Stanley Milgram draw about peoples obedience to authority?
3) What implications does this have for a democracy?