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Do you think Milgram's obedience experiments were ethical? Why or why not?

If you were totally honest with yourself, what would you have done in the same situation?

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1. Do you think Milgram's obedience experiments were ethical? Why or why not? If you were totally honest with yourself, what would you have done in the same situation?

By today's ethical standards, there were some issues in the Milgram obedience experiments, including:

? Consent - They were not informed. Participants volunteered for learning experiment not one on obedience.

? Deception - There was deception by the nature of experiment, such as shocks were not real and the victim not really a participant.

? Asking colleagues - At first colleagues were asked and they said that the ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution discusses the ethics of Milgram's obedience experiments. Supplementary article and references provided.

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