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Sociology 111 BYU I During your meeting, discuss the following for each research experiment:WEEK 3 WATCH VIDEOS FOR GROUP DISCUSSION- What is the topic? Group behavior and blind Obedience- What is the independent variable? (a variable whose variation does not depend on that of another. The degree of immediate authority. - What is the dependent variable? Compliance to authority - What is the research hypothesis? How German could permit extermination of Jews. Understand what conditions would a person obey authority that went against conscience. - What was the data collection method? Quantity-the amount of voltage Qualitative – the intense amount of voltage- What were the research findings? Necessary for society to function - Do you have suggestions for future research to be conducted on this topic? Research without hurting people . - Did this research meet the ethical research standards (Do No Harm, Informed Consent, Confidentiality)? No because it showed how ordinary people were nice ineveryday life can act callously inhumane without limitations of conscience. Milgram Obedience studyVideso is about how projects were organized and conducted – how they could permit extermination of JewsVideo: How can they act without conscience? Video: What conditions would person obey? When there are severe consequencesOne theory was People learn things when they make mistakes. my opinion. THEY ARE TAKING AWAY AGENCY. Says Obedience necessary for society to function? My opinion. Disobedience? Or standing up for whats ethical. VIDEO - Shed responsibility to someone else so you don’t feel guilty.If experiment done today, I think you would get more disobedience. People are thinking more for themselves and shock therapy is abuse. More awareness now.ZIMBARDO PRISION EXPERIMENTDuring your meeting, discuss the following for each research experiment:- What is the topic? Cruelty in prison-- from the guards or environment of prison- What is the independent variable? There was an assignment – either to be a prisoner or assigned to guards- What is the dependent variable? The behavior of the prisoners- What is the research hypothesis? The cause of abusive behavior--was it because of the guards and prisoners?- What was the data collection method? ?- What were the research findings? Guards felt they had authority & power, felt entitled to be abusive & treat prisoners with disrespect. There is a general idea that conflict happens due to the personalities of the prisoners and guards. The prisoners started to pushing back, but so did the guards. - Do you have suggestions for future research to be conducted on this topic? Too many moral conflicts . When looking at future research, take into account alternatives & behave/treat others with humanity and decency. - Did this research meet the ethical research standards (Do No Harm, Informed Consent, Confidentiality)? It got abusive so no. Also, there was no informed consent. After reading it, I wonder if we are part of a larger social experiment. "After half a day of this treatment, the guards then took some of these "good" prisoners and put them into the "bad" cells, and took some of the "bad" prisoners and put them into the "good" cell, thoroughly confusing all the prisoners. Some of the prisoners who were the ringleaders now thought that the prisoners from the privileged cell must be informers, and suddenly, the prisonersbecame distrustful of each other. Our ex-convict consultants later informed us that a similar tactic is used by real guards in real prisons to break prisoner alliances. For example, racism is used to pit Blacks, Chicanos, and Anglos against each other. In fact, in a real prison the greatest threat to any prisoner's life comes from fellow prisoners. By dividing and conquering in this way, guards promote aggression among inmates, thereby deflecting it from themselves.The prisoners' rebellion also played an important role in producing greater solidarity among the guards. Now, suddenly, it was no longer just an experiment, no longer a simple simulation. Instead, the guards saw theprisoners as troublemakers who were out to get them, who might really cause them some harm. In response to this threat, the guards began stepping up their control, surveillance, and aggression."----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cruel prison guard. Ok, how much is enuf? Guards authority was challenged. Push back. Why would prison guard be cruel? Perhaps so prisoners wont want to come back cuz of the treatment. ASCH CONFORMITY EXPERIMENT1. During your meeting, discuss the following for each research experiment:o What is the topic? Social pressure from the majority & how it affects a single person to conform to that groups answer. o What is the independent variable? Group pressure o What is the dependent variable? The group o What is the research hypothesis? Most of the people would not conform to an answer that was blatantly obvious. o What was the data collection method? The responses from each participant. o What were the research findings? People will dismiss what the see and give into group pressure. Power of the group came from everyone agreeing, even if there was discomfort, which then resulted in the majority gaining power. It was how the last student would react to the majority’s answer. There was discomfort. But go against that group, then the power of that group is greatly reduced. We go along with a group consensus as we tend to may think others are smarter and we don’t want to stand out and disapprove o Do you have suggestions for future research to be conducted on this topic.Social pressure is probably much greater in the real world. So have various types of social pressure in different environments. o Did this research meet the ethical research standards (Do No Harm, Informed Consent, Confidentiality)? Yes. Power of group- as long as 3 or more agree. We don’t want to stand out. Distortion of judgement. Doesn’t want to make waves, doesn’t want to make waves/.Video- when with a partner, affects power of one person agreeing.Informational conformity. We don’t want group to disapprove. Video - Deny what we see and submit to pressure with


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