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Hofling et al.'s (1966) Study of Obedience on SimplyPysychology

Summary of Hofling et al.'s (1966) hospital study of obedience, as presented on the SimplyPsychology site by Saul McLeod, a Psychology Lecturer at Wigan & Leigh College.

This study was conducted in response to criticism towards Milgram's (1962/3) studies using obedience to administering electric shocks under laboratory conditions.

Hofling et al. attempted to conduct a more realistic, field study of obedience. The aim, method, results, conclusion and an evaluation of the study are presented in simple terms.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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