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Please explain (in your own words, but supported by scholarly research) whether current research support or refute Milgram's (1963) findings in regards to conformity/obedience to authority.

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In 1963, Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment which focused on the conflict between obedience to those of authority and a person's own person conscience. He chose male participants from Yale University to act as the "teacher", while one of Milgram's associates acted as the "leaner". The "teacher" was given the job of administering electric shock ranging from the lowest shock at 15 volts, a severe shock at 375 volts, to a lethal shock at 450 volts. Because the "learner" was an associate, they were to act as if the alleged shocks were slightly painful to intensely painful, and to even complain of heart pain for the more intense shocks. These shocks were administered by the "teacher" by flipping a series of 15 switches. The "teacher" was to ask the "learner" a question based on a specific list, and to administer an electric shock for every incorrect answer (1). If the "learner" did not answer, the teacher was to consider the answer incorrect and administer the shock. If the "teacher" hesitated to administer the shocks, the experimenter, or person in charge would pressure him to ...

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Discusses how Milgram's experiment would be compared to things happening today and if the experiment were done today, what would be results possibly be.

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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.

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