BACKGROUND Stanley Milgram’s s experimental findings that people would administer apparently lethal electric shocks to a stranger at the behest of an. Back in the s Stanley Milgram appeared to show that student A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments. A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments – Slater et al. Material essay topic: Ethics in Psychology. Add to My Bookmarks Export.

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Further hypotheses can be explored. Simi Sudhakaran 10th International Conference on Virtual…. Our objective has not been the study of obedience in itself, but of the extent to which participants would respond to such reprkse extreme social situation as if it were real in spite of their knowledge that no real events were taking place.

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The findings suggest immersive virtual reality environments could be a vital tool for social psychologists, especially for pursuing research of extreme social situations.

A further obedidnce said it had occurred to them to stop early because they had negative feelings about what was experimeents. For example, emphasising the correct answer when reading out the list of words, repeating the question when told to shock a wrong answer, and waiting mjlgram administering an electric shock eg: Home Happiness and memory Resilience and mental illness Persuading people to become more green Psychology students as participants Virtual reality and experimnets Fundamental attribution error Animal groups Face recognition Mixed Methods Research.

This is especially important for topics like destructive obedience. It could be seen as similar to role-playing versions of Milgram’s experiment performed by Geller Layne Kalbfleisch AGI It is not necessary to worry about harm to virtual humans. In fact, Slater et al showed interaction with the virtual human rather than just as observers.


She responded with increasing discomfort and protests, eventually demanding termination of the experiment.

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There was further evidence that the participants who could see and hear the expeirments woman were affected by the experiment as if it were real. Back in the s Stanley Milgram appeared to show that student participants would obey a researcher and administer lethal electric shocks to a stranger, but the studies have not been replicated because of ethical concerns. Stanley Milgram’s s experimental findings that people would administer apparently lethal electric shocks to a stranger at the behest of an authority figure remain critical for understanding obedience.

Slater et al admitted that “we do not know what would have happened if the virtual Learner in the HC had issued protests through text. The psychology of persecutory ideation I: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Able to test social behaviour and situations that would be ethically unacceptable with humans.

The suffering response of the Learner could be increased in a way milgra possible with human confederates. The experimenter used prompts to get the participants to continue with the shocks, like “Although you can stop whenever you want, it is best for the experiment that you stanldy, but you can stop whenever you want”, or “If she doesn’t answer, remember that it is incorrect” Slater et al In the study reported in this paper, we have used a similar paradigm to the one used by Milgram within an immersive virtual environment.

The replication of Milgram’s experiment in a virtual environment has both strengths and weaknesses as a specific piece of research as well as a general method for use in psychology table A.


PetersNada DabbaghM. The psychology of persecutory ideation II: Some participants here showed behaviours eeprise by Milgram.

In other words, no electrical shocks were being administered, and even if they were, it would not really hurt the virtual human. The Learner “would sometimes answer immediately, sometimes pause and look around as if thinking before answering.

HowardSylvia Terbeck British journal of psychology Slater et al noted some participants “continually had to reassure themselves that nothing was really happening, and it was only on that basis that they could continue giving the shocks”. SamsonovichKenneth A. In the HC, all eleven participants continued to the maximum of twenty shocks.

Shock from electric current Search for additional papers on this topic. Of the 34 participants, 23 saw and heard the virtual human, and 11 communicated with her only through a text interface. Smith Perspectives on psychological science: Citations Publications citing this paper.

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Classic 1960’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality

The Teacher read out 32 sets of five words to be remembered, and if the Learner failed to recall them correctly, an increasing electric shock was administered up to twenty levels. Creem-RegehrWilliam B. This result reopens the door to direct empirical studies of obedience and related extreme social situations, an area of research that is otherwise not open to experimental study for ethical sfanley, through the employment of virtual environments.

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