Psychology Quiz: Milgram's Experiment Questions!

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Psychology Quiz: Milgram

Milgram’s study is a series of experiments conducted by psychologist Stanley Milgram, which measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to do various tasks of moral conflict. What do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the sampling method in Milgram's Study?
    • A. 

      Self-Volunteered Sampling.

    • B. 

      Random Sampling.

    • C. 

      Opportunity Sampling.

    • D. 

      Strange Sampling.

  • 2. 
    How much was the participants paid for turning up to participate in the experiment?
    • A. 

      £4.30

    • B. 

      $4.50

    • C. 

      $4.00

    • D. 

      $0.50p

  • 3. 
    Participants were misleaded by Milgram, they were told a cover story, what did they believe the experiment was about?
    • A. 

      Obedience to an authority figure.

    • B. 

      The effect of punishment on learning.

    • C. 

      The effect of punishment on obedience.

    • D. 

      Nothing. They were not told anything about the experiment's aims.

  • 4. 
    Who was "Mr Wallace"? What was his part in the experiment?
    • A. 

      The "experimenter" who was a confederate.

    • B. 

      The "learner" who was a participant.

    • C. 

      The "experimenter" who was a participant.

    • D. 

      The "learner" who was a confederate.

  • 5. 
    How many participants didn't go up to 450v?
    • A. 

      40.

    • B. 

      14.

    • C. 

      5.

    • D. 

      15.

  • 6. 
    Which of these phrases was not a verbal prod used by Milgram?
    • A. 

      "Please continue"

    • B. 

      "The experiment requires you to continue"

    • C. 

      "It is absolutely essential that you continue"

    • D. 

      "The experiment will be useless if you do not continue"

  • 7. 
    Which of these ethical guidelines did Milgram not break?
    • A. 

      Deception.

    • B. 

      Debriefing.

    • C. 

      Right to Withdraw.

    • D. 

      Protection from Harm.

  • 8. 
    With of these statements is not a disadvantage of Milgram's Study sample?
    • A. 

      The sample was ethnocentric.

    • B. 

      The sample was androcentric.

    • C. 

      The sample only contained 20-50 year old men.

    • D. 

      All the soldiers in World War 2 were male, and all the participants in the sample were male.

  • 9. 
    Define or explain what 'Agentic State' means?
    • A. 

      When individuals make their own decisions based on their own ideas, beliefs and experiences.

    • B. 

      When individuals give up their responibilities and instead act upon the beliefs of an authority figure.

    • C. 

      When individuals do not give up their responibilities and do not act upon others beliefs.

    • D. 

      When individuals act upon free will.

  • 10. 
    Which of these responces from participants were not observed when the participants were in extreme tension?
    • A. 

      Sweating.

    • B. 

      Trembling.

    • C. 

      Participants biting their lips.

    • D. 

      Groaning.

    • E. 

      Nervous laughter.

    • F. 

      Participants talking to themselves.

    • G. 

      Seizures.

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