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Question: Milgram's obedience experiments revealed something we didn't know before: The unexpectedly high degree of obedience-65% in his first experiment-shown by normal people to destructive orders, even in the absence of coercion. But there is another important finding that sometimes gets overlooked-that the amount of obedience varied as a function of the situation. In fact, across the whole series of over 20 experiments, Milgram found that the proportion of obedient subjects (that is, those who gave the maximum 450 volt shock) ranged from a low of 0% to a high of 92.5%. Which of the following experimental variations yielded a 0% obedience rate?

Answer: d. The experimenter says to stop the shocks, but the learner says he wants to continue.

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