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.Page 1: Title, Author, Work/School Page 2: Abstract: A short summary of the article. References Through the text there are references, sources of knowledge, which you've used.Procedures The participant met another "participant" in the waiting room before the experiment. Each participant got the role as a "teacher" who would then deliver a shock to the actor ("learner") every time an incorrect answer to a question was produced.
The experiment: Say you have just conducted the Milgram Study. (Milgram actually waited two years before writing about his study.)Here's a shortened example of a research article that MIGHT have been written.
DISCLAIMER: This article is not written by Stanley Milgram, but is intended as an example of a psychology research paper that someone might have written after conducting the first Milgram-study. Normally you would use double spacing in the paper.
The shock generator had switches labeled with different voltages, starting at 30 volts and increasing in 15-volt increments all the way up to 450 volts.
The switches were also labeled with terms which reminded the participant of how dangerous the shocks were.
The expectation is that very few will keep giving shocks, and that most participants will disobey the order. They were recruited by advertisement in a newspaper and were paid $4.50.
Instruments A "shock generator" was used to trick the participants into thinking that they were giving an electric shock to another person in another room.Of the 40 participants in the study, 26 delivered the maximum shocks.14 persons did not obey the experimenter and stopped before reaching the highest levels.This means you're free to copy, share and adapt any parts (or all) of the text in the article, as long as you give appropriate credit and provide a link/reference to this page. You don't need our permission to copy the article; just include a link/reference back to this page.You can use it freely (with some kind of link), and we're also okay with people reprinting in publications like books, blogs, newsletters, course-material, papers, wikipedia and presentations (with clear attribution).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.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.Our experiment tested people's obedience to authority.The results showed that most obey all orders given by the authority-figure, despite their unwillingness.