Although we have learned a substantial amount of information in psychology and much of that information will stay in my memory, there is one thing that I believe I will remember for many years. I don't know how I could forget watching the Milgram Experiment in discussion. Even though this experiment was just a reenactment from the original experiment they still found similar findings. The reason I believe that I will remember this is because the results were so shocking. The two things that disturbed me the most was that all participants had given at least one shock, and that over 60% of the teachers continued the experiment even when the learners did not respond. I am disgusted that so many people went on with the experiment and went all the way to 450 volts. The psychiatrists that Milgram had asked to forecast the outcome were shocked to find that their predictions were far from correct, as am I. I honestly thought that the majority of participants would not even participate or at least stop shortly after beginning the experiment. To me, the thought of harming another person is wrong on so many levels, and I would like to think that other people would believe that as well. This experiment made me ask myself how I would react to this experiment. I know that for myself, that I have strong morals and that I would not do this but it frightens me that a majority of people who say that they would never do something to harm another person, would actually participate in this study. I know I will remember this experiment for a long time because I have already questioned whether or not which of the people in my life would do this experiment. It really makes me reevaluate what some people are actually capable of doing.
The video link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w