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Milgram Obedience Experiments and Asch Conformity

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I need to analyze the advantages and consequences of using deception in research as applied to the Milgram Obedience Experiments and Asch Conformity. Then, using the Milgram Obedience Experiment, evaluate how the study or the finding on obedience to authority might have been different had deception not been used at all. Then state your thoughts on whether or not studies like Milgram's should be conducted and why and include in the summary how current APA ethical standards apply to the Milgram's Experiment and the use of deception in social psychology.

Similarly, define and discuss the concept of conformity and the use of deception within the Asch (1956) studies. Evaluate the ethical considerations and how or if this study should be conducted, and if this study could be redesigned today to conform to the current APA standards and if so how?

Finally, locate a peer reviewed article published in the last five years that discusses a research study in what compliance was the topic of focus and based on the analysis of the research studies into obedience, conformity and compliance do you believe these three concepts exist on the same continuum? Explain and conclude the assessment on ay ethical issue that may arise from studying these issues today.

Three additional peer reviewed references needed.

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Consider the core advantage to using the Milgram Obedience relates to the originator that created the experiment metric at the time Nazis ruled the landscape in political circles. Thus, the primary advantages, as indicated, by Milgram entailed the (a) the ability to measure from what stimulate of deception of authority could render an individual to comply to certain behaviors (try and think in those war times as negative and destructive behaviors to others as in military regime special ops) - (b) the ability to indicate if in fact an "inner genetic connection" that provided the initial reasoning to decision based behaviors output.

Try and think in terms of consequences as more modern day psychologists and social scientists question the Milgram experiment ethics in the usage of deception as applied to Asch Conformity (a similar approach).

Bottomline: the Milgram Obedience experiment was designed as a response to known and documented trials of Nazi war criminals - that the initial reasoning for their behavior output was the criminals were 'just following orders'. Thus, the Milgram modeled utilized a way to decipher "if such a claim was true in such brutal immoral behaviors" that people really would obey authority figures, even when the instructions given were morally wrong.

2. Then, using the Milgram Obedience Experiment, evaluate how the study or the finding on obedience to authority might have been different had deception not been used at all. Then ...

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The review into the advantages and consequences of using deception in research as applied to the Milgram Obedience Experiments and Asch Conformity - that can negatively impact the participants.

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