Can u give me names of different students and ask them to participate in a replication of this sensory deprivation research.
Flyers are posted in the campus cafeteria
Should I whistleblow?
The first sample of 138 students was a comparison group. They were informed about the study and asked to predict what they would do and what the average student at the university would do.
The experimenter asked for the participants to provide names of fellow students. They were then presented with a cover story about unethical research on sensory deprivation and asked to recommend students too take part in a replication of this research without mentioning the negative side effects.
The experimenter left the participants alone for 3 minutes so they could gather their thoughts and decide what to do.
Results showed that students predicted that 3.6% of them would obey, 31.9% - disobey, 64.5% - whistleblow. When asked what the average student would do they predicted that 18.8% would obey, 43.9% - disobey, 37.3% -whistleblow.In reality, 76.5% obeyed, 14.1% disobeyed and 9.4% whistleblew.