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1. How would you go about evaluating Milgrams agency theory? Any help is appreciated
Maybe post your questions too, or tips on how to get maximum marks on a question, that sort of thing
Good luck!
-Eddy

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2. (Original post by snowster)
How would you go about evaluating Milgrams agency theory? Any help is appreciated
Maybe post your questions too, or tips on how to get maximum marks on a question, that sort of thing
Good luck!
-Eddy

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+Supported by: Milgram 1963 who found that 65% of participants obeyed orders to shock an innocent victim to 450V
Meeus and Raaijmaker 1986 who found that 92% of ps said all 15 stress remarks.

+ Explains the Holocaust - The Nazis were in the agentic state, carring out a legitimate authority figure's - Hitler's - orders to kill 6 million Jews.

- Problems locating an exact agentic state: To follow orders you need to be in an agentic state, however you need to be in an agentic state to follow orders. This is a circular statement.

- Doesn't explain individual differences to obeying authority e.g. in Milgram 63, Agency Theory doesn't explain why 35% of ps didn't show the victim to 450V despite still being in the same state they were at the beginning of the experiment.

- However, supporting evidence, such as Milgram and Meeus and Raaijmaker, used a lab experiment with an artificial task and therefore the results lack both ecological and experimental validity.

Tips:

For studies do:
Aim - 2 marks
Procedure - 4 marks
Results - 2 marks
Conclusion - 2 marks
Don't do aim - 1, procedure 7, results - 1, conclusion - 1.
Unless the question is describing A/P/R/C.

Evaluation is AS important as description. Don't think 1.5 sides for description and .5 pages for evaluation is enough. They should be equal.

Fully explain points.

For example, for an evaluation point for levels of processing:
No one knows what deep processing is. - This would gain you 0 marks

Craik and Lockhart failed to accurately define what 'deep' processing is. - You would get one mark.

Craik and Lockhart failed to accurately define what was meant by 'deep' processing - it could be emotion associated with the information, time spent processing, or something else altogether. - This would gain you 2 marks.

Remember, for each section you need to know 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses, so make them good ones worth 2 marks each.

Do not leave 5 minutes for the 12 marker. You can kiss goodbye to a good grade if you do this. The 12 marker has 6 description and 6 evaluation marks AND you're marked on how well it's written. Give yourself at least 15 minutes for this question.

For the multiple choice questions read them carefully.

Don't talk crap. The examiner doesn't need to know what Milgram's confederate was called Mr. Wallace. It's irrelevant. What's more imporant is that 40 ps took mark in a lab experiment who responded to a newspaper article and were paid for their time.
3. (Original post by Neon-Soldier32)
+Supported by: Milgram 1963 who found that 65% of participants obeyed orders to shock an innocent victim to 450V
Meeus and Raaijmaker 1986 who found that 92% of ps said all 15 stress remarks.

+ Explains the Holocaust - The Nazis were in the agentic state, carring out a legitimate authority figure's - Hitler's - orders to kill 6 million Jews.

- Problems locating an exact agentic state: To follow orders you need to be in an agentic state, however you need to be in an agentic state to follow orders. This is a circular statement.

- Doesn't explain individual differences to obeying authority e.g. in Milgram 63, Agency Theory doesn't explain why 35% of ps didn't show the victim to 450V despite still being in the same state they were at the beginning of the experiment.

- However, supporting evidence, such as Milgram and Meeus and Raaijmaker, used a lab experiment with an artificial task and therefore the results lack both ecological and experimental validity.

Tips:

For studies do:
Aim - 2 marks
Procedure - 4 marks
Results - 2 marks
Conclusion - 2 marks
Don't do aim - 1, procedure 7, results - 1, conclusion - 1.
Unless the question is describing A/P/R/C.

Evaluation is AS important as description. Don't think 1.5 sides for description and .5 pages for evaluation is enough. They should be equal.

Fully explain points.

For example, for an evaluation point for levels of processing:
No one knows what deep processing is. - This would gain you 0 marks

Craik and Lockhart failed to accurately define what 'deep' processing is. - You would get one mark.

Craik and Lockhart failed to accurately define what was meant by 'deep' processing - it could be emotion associated with the information, time spent processing, or something else altogether. - This would gain you 2 marks.

Remember, for each section you need to know 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses, so make them good ones worth 2 marks each.

Do not leave 5 minutes for the 12 marker. You can kiss goodbye to a good grade if you do this. The 12 marker has 6 description and 6 evaluation marks AND you're marked on how well it's written. Give yourself at least 15 minutes for this question.

For the multiple choice questions read them carefully.

Don't talk crap. The examiner doesn't need to know what Milgram's confederate was called Mr. Wallace. It's irrelevant. What's more imporant is that 40 ps took mark in a lab experiment who responded to a newspaper article and were paid for their time.

This was REALLY helpful. Thanks so much

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