Read the following article describing Milgram’s (1963) famous obedience experiment. — Behavioral Study of Obedience Experiment ? Behavioral Study of Obedience Experiment – Alternative Formats
Based on your readings about ethical principles was this experiment ethical? Why or why not?
As you discuss this experiment from an ethical standpoint apply the following issues identifying which ones were followed and which ones were violated by the procedures of this experiment:
Justification for the study to be done from a theoretical and scientific point of view
Clear evidence that the results will benefit the society
Clear evidence that any risk to the participants is outweighed by the potential benefits.
Proper and enforceable informed consent procedures protection of the confidentiality of participant information
Protection of the well-being of the participants.
Allowable use of deception.
Proper use of instrumentation and assessment procedures.
Proper supervision of researchers.