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C. Discuss how our understanding of the studies can be used to change or control social behaviour. Give example that could be used in the real world to change/influence or control human social behaviour
I am writing about Milgram's and Asch's experiment. Does anyone know how their experiments have influenced us in modern times?
Milgram's study is supported by more realistic studies such as Hofling et al (1996) hospital study where nurses were telephoned by a "doctor" who asked them to give 20mg of a drug called Astrogen to a patient. The order went against hospital regulations as nurses weren't allowed to take instructions over the phone from an unknown Doctor, the dosage was also twice that advised on the bottle. 21 out of 22 nurses did as the doctor requested. This shows that the obedience shown in Milgrams study is applicable to real-life situations despite being a lab study. -may be too long/irrelevant but still useful?
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