Summarize and Explain.
1. Why did King Laius want to kill his newborn?
2. Does Oedipus know he killed his father?
3. Why does Tiresais hesitate to tell Oedipus the truth about the murder?
4. How was King Laius believed to be killed?
5. After hearing about how King Laius was killed, how does Oedipus feel?
6. Who reveals the truth to Oedipus?
7. After hearing the truth, what happens to Oedipus and Jocasta?
1. Summary- 5-6 sentences
2. What stage of cognitive development (Piaget) do children display this characteristic?
Why are they unethical?
1. Robbers Cave:
2. Learned Helplessness:
3. Stanford Prison
4. Blue eyes vs Brown eyes
5. Monster Study:
1. Summarize Harlow's findings.
2. Was Harlow's experiment unethical? Why or Why not?
The article mentions a "Top 10 list" with the most unethical experiments. Who is on the list?
Do you agree or disagree with the article?
The practical message is clear: Children learn their behaviors from adults. If we are to have a more peaceful world, it starts with the way adults act around children.
1. Watch Movie
2. Social Psychology: Complete Outline for
A. Bystander Apathy Effect
B. Bandura: Bo Bo Doll
What Would YOU Do?
Students who learn about Milgram’s research have several standard responses. They are partly outraged. They are partly surprised. Interestingly, a common theme that also tends to emerge is this: Students often comment that “they themselves wouldn’t have obeyed the experimenter.” They come up with all kinds of reasons on this point.
My wife Kathy, also a social psychologist, and I were curious about this particular point. Of course, in our discussion, I stated that I would not have obeyed the experimenter. Similarly, she maintained that SHE would not have obeyed the commands – but that she thought I would have. Ha!
So being experimental social psychologists ourselves, we designed a study to explore this issue. Along with two great students, Sara Hubbard Hall and Jared Legare, we studied perceptions of what people think they would do in Milgram’s experiment (Geher et al., 2002(link is external)).
In this research, we briefly described the methodology of Milgram’s study and asked participants to indicate on a scale of 0 to 450 volts the point at which they thought that they would disobey the experimenter. The truth is that more than 60% of the participants in Milgram’s research “shocked all the way” (to 450 volts). We also asked our participants to indicate the highest shock level that they would predict that a “typical other person of their same age and gender” would go up until before disobeying the experimenter.
The results? Shocking! On average, people indicated that they would stop at about 140 volts, whereas they predicted that “typical others” would stop obeying at about 210 volts. That is a difference of 35%. In other words, on average, people think that they are about 35% more likely to “do the right thing” compared with “typical others.” People seem to be biased to think of themselves as somehow better than average (see McFarland & Miller (1990)) – and our results pretty clearly tell such a tale.
Hey, we’re all human. Milgram showed that it’s in our nature to be highly influenced by social situations – and it’s often in our nature to obey authority even when doing so is clearly the wrong thing to do.