updated almost daily, homepage http://www.mopo.ca
MoPo | Geek News

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Shocking Experiment

A Santa Clara University psychologist, conducting a behavior experiment with paid volunteers, found that most people would repeatedly shock the crap out of a stranger if someone told them to do so. The experiment is a modern day version of the controversial experiment from back in the early 70s.

Burger found that 70 percent of the participants had to be stopped from escalating shocks over 150 volts, despite hearing cries of protest and pain. Decades earlier, Milgram found that 82.5 percent of participants continued administering shocks. Of those, 79 percent continued to the shock generator's end, at 450 volts.

Bookmark and Share

« Home | Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko » | Meet Abigail and Brittany Conjoined Twins » | Google Earth Going Photo-Realistic » | Windows Clutter Desktop Wallpaper » | Christmas Tree Made Of Old SCSI Hard Drives » | Piracy Is O.K. If You Are Poor » | World's first refrigerated BEACH Dubai » | Auto-Urine Therapy | Urotherapy Uropathy » | R2D2 Voice Commands List Army Dance » | The Year 2008 in Photographs »