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The participant believed that he was delivering real shocks to the learner. As the experiment progressed, the teacher would hear the learner plead to be released and complain about a heart condition.
Once the 300-volt level had been reached, the learner banged on the wall and demanded to be released.
The study shows that people are able to harm others intentionally if ordered to do so.
It provides evidence that this dynamic is far more important than previously believed, and that personal ethics are less predictive of such behavior. Discussion and Conclusion What are our thought about the results compared to other relevant theories.
Current theories focus on personal characteristics to explain wrong-doing and how someone can intentionally harm others.
In a survey, professionals such as doctors, psychologist and laymen predicted that a small proportion of a population (1-3%) would harm others if ordered to do so.
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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.
Beyond this point, the learner became completely silent and refused to answer any more questions.
The experimenter then instructed the participant to treat this silence as an incorrect response and deliver a further shock.