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UA - PSYCH 101 - Class Notes - Week 18

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UA - PSYCH 101 - Class Notes - Week 18

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background image Group Membership The Power of the Situation (Milgram Experiment) o It’s a study on learning
o Fellow participant, 60 year old grandfatherly type- later reveals 
heart condition o “randomly” assigned to role of teacher or learner
o Participant is always the teacher
o Learner is the confederate (person who is in on the experiment)
The procedure o Voltage ranging from 15 (slight) to 450 (XXX) 75 volts: yelp 150 volts: screams, bangs on wall, demands to stop 300 volts: refuses to answer 330 volts: silence One person is in a separate room getting shocks administered while 
one person is administering shocks with someone telling them to keep 
going.  The person on the other side is in on the experiment while the 
person administering shocks has no idea what is happening
65% of people administered the highest level of shock Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment Participants o 24 healthy male college students enrolled in summer school Randomly assigned to be either prisoners or guards Procedure o Stimulated prison environment Influence of Groups Social facilitation- in some situations groups make you do better in 
some situations groups make you do worse
o Classes that are easy makes studying in groups easier classes  that are harder makes studying in groups harder o Stage fright Compliance- agree to do things requested by others o If youre in a good mood you are more likely to do something than if you’re in a bad mood  o Failure to consider options Agree because we don’t think there is another option Compliance strategies o Foot in the door effect Start small request and then hope it will lead to the larger 
o Door in the face Start with big request then go small

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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: intro, to, and Psychology
Name: PY 101, Week 9
Description: Notes on group membership
Uploaded: 10/12/2016
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