The Power of Situations Over a Person’s Behavior
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|Ross and Nisbett suggest that the “situational variable,” rather than a person’s individual conscience, may be the key predictor in how the person will behave in a given scenario. In a well-developed explanatory synthesis, discuss the power of situations, as distinct from individual conscience, to influence a person’s behavior. Draw upon at least three of the assigned readings in this chapter for examples.|
Head your paper appropriately. You will need at least 3 citations and a Works Cited page. Length should be approximately 1100 words. This assignment uses a grading rubric.
Milgram Experiment – Orne & Holland (1968) accused Milgram’s study of lacking “experimental realism,” i.e. participants might not hve believed the experimental set-up they found themselves in and knew the learner wasn’t really receiving electric shocks. – Orne, M.T. & Holland, C.H. (1968). On the ecological validity of laboratory deceptions. International Journal of Psychiatry, 6(4), 282-293
Milgram – “Could it be that Eichmann and his accomplices in the Holocaust were jus following orders? Could we call them accomplices?” (Milgram, 1974) – Milgram, S. (1974), Obedience to Authority: An experimental view. HarperCollins