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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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. Following the style of the original experiments, the participants were invited to administer a series of word association memory tests to the rprise virtual human representing the stranger.

It is expensive and difficult to carry out such experiments requiring complex equipment in a virtual reality laboratory. In other words, no electrical shocks were being administered, and even if they were, it would not really hurt the virtual human.

I would like to know if anyone has done an experiment like this with a male teacher and a female learner, or a female teacher with a male psychologist in the room with them. You are commenting using your WordPress. Despite the developments in technology, virtual humans are 2D images: Slater et al asserted that the “main conclusion of our study is that humans tend to respond realistically at subjective, physiological, and behavioural levels in interacting with virtual characters notwithstanding their cognitive certainty that they are not real”.

Virtual morality in the helping professions: The psychology of persecutory ideation II: Experiments using virtual reality technology will become more acceptable as virtual reality is more common in everyday life eg: Further hypotheses can be explored.


A virtual reprise of the Stanley Milgram obedience experiments.

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.

It could be seen as similar to role-playing versions of Milgram’s experiment performed by Geller Smith Perspectives on psychological science: Some participants here showed behaviours noted by Milgram. However, five participants admitted to knowing about Milgram after the experiment.

Staanley example, the virtual Learner slumped forward after nineteen shocks and did not respond. Some participants emphasised the correct answer among the available choices, as if trying to help the woman virtuwl a shock.

Surround-screen projection-based virtual reality: Physiological measures of the participants showed that they were stressed as the shocks increased, particularly in the VC.

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References Publications referenced by this paper. How Real Can Virtual Become? How did the researchers know that the participants were interacting with the virtual Learner as if human? By experimenys, 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.

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 girtual administered up to twenty levels. When she gave an incorrect answer, the participants were instructed to administer an ‘electric shock’ to her, increasing the voltage each time.


Classic 1960’s obediency experiment reproduced in virtual reality

HowardSylvia Terbeck British journal of psychology Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 11, In the study reported in this paper, we have used a similar paradigm to the one used by Milgram within an immersive epxeriments environment. The participants wore 3D stereo glasses, and a head-tracker “so that the computer refreshes the displays according repprise head orientation and position, thus allowing the creation of head-movement parallax” Slater et al Creem-RegehrWilliam B.

PetersNada DabbaghM. Results and future developments from a virtual reality classroom for assessing attention processes in children with ADHD.

Teleoperators and Virtual Environments Yet, due to the ethical controversy that his experiments ignited, it is nowadays impossible to carry out direct experimental studies in this area. Able to test social behaviour and situations that would be ethically unacceptable with humans.

Sometimes the Learner experimennts protest including shouting “Stop the experiment” and on three occasions not answer the question” Slater et al Of the 34 participants, 23 saw and heard the virtual human, and 11 communicated with her only through a text interface. Daniel FreemanG. The researchers pointed out that any distress was transitory.

Our objective has not been the study of obedience in itself, but of the extent to which participants would respond to such an extreme social situation as if repeise were real in spite of their reprie that no real events were taking place.