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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In the study reported in this paper, we have used a similar paradigm to the one used by Milgram within an immersive virtual environment. Simi Sudhakaran 10th International Conference on Virtual….

References Publications referenced by this paper. 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 expeiments you continue, but you can stop whenever you want”, or “If she doesn’t answer, remember that it is incorrect” Slater et al 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.

I would like to know if anyone has done an experiment like this with virual male teacher and a female learner, or a female teacher with a male psychologist in the room with them.

But this did not seem to affect their responses in the experiment, the researchers argued.

A further 6 said it had occurred to them to stop early because they had negative feelings about what was happening. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

Each time she responded incorrectly they were instructed to administer an increasingly large shock to her. For example, there were different amounts of electric shocks, and different conditions.


A virtual reprise of the Stanley Milgram obedience experiments.

Creem-RegehrWilliam B. Of the 34 participants, 23 saw and heard the virtual human, and 11 communicated with her only through a text interface.

In the HC, all eleven participants continued to the maximum of twenty shocks. Yoko NagaiHugo D. 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.

By contrast, of eleven participants who completed a control experiment in which they only interacted with the unseen woman by text, just one chose to stop the experiment early, and no others said it had occurred to them to stop. In fact, Slater et al showed interaction with the virtual human rather than just as observers.

Classic 1960’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality

For example, the virtual Learner slumped forward after nineteen shocks and did not respond. Further hypotheses can be explored. Experiments using virtual reality technology will become more acceptable as virtual reality is more common in everyday life eg: I have noticed that the -cy ending has crept unto places where once a mere -ce held sway.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Learner responded to the latter with “Don’t listen to him, I don’t want to continue!

By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy PolicyTerms of Serviceand Dataset License. The Learner “would sometimes answer immediately, sometimes pause and look around as if thinking before answering. 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.


Layne Kalbfleisch AGI Alexander HaslamJoanne R. Results and future developments from a virtual reality classroom for assessing attention processes in children with ADHD. How did the researchers know that the participants were interacting with the virtual Learner obedifnce if human?

MohlerSarah H. When she gave an incorrect answer, the participants were instructed to administer an stanlej shock’ to her, increasing the voltage each time.

Classic ’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality – Research Digest

P et al An experiment on public speaking anxiety in response to three different types of virtual audience Presence: Some participants emphasised the correct answer among the available choices, as if trying to help the woman avoid a shock. From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. Topics Discussed in This Paper. Smith Perspectives on psychological science: Notify me milgrram new comments via email.

PetersNada DabbaghM. Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 11, Notify me of new posts via email. Four participants were eliminated for different reasons including a detailed knowledge of the Milgram experiment. Shock from electric current Search for additional papers on this topic. Stephen David ReicherS. A demonstration with studies on obedience Eexperiments of Personality and Social Psychology 36, 3, The procedure followed that of Milgram’s experiment.

Surround-screen projection-based virtual reality: Following the style of the original experiments, the participants were invited to administer a series of word association memory tests to the female virtual human representing the stranger.

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