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How Far Will You Go For Something Free?

Alternate title: How shameless can people be?

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How Far Will You Go For Something Free?. Alternate title: How shameless can people be?
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eduardoleon
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 501 Posts
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:44:56 AM
yay for psychology

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:20:25 PM
@Patchgrabber: See my text below the diagram; it was a joke. (Admittedly, the text beneath the graphic was easy to miss--my bad.)

kangoala
Male, 18-29, Australia
 702 Posts
Monday, July 16, 2012 1:24:15 PM
Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Adelaide!

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Monday, July 16, 2012 8:18:53 AM
@5cats: But the point of the Skinner Box was operant conditioning, whereas these people aren't likely to continue after they`ve received their reward, even if the reward were increased. This is more of a study in delayed gratification than a Skinner Box.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 28138 Posts
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:58:51 AM
vv @patchy: Yup! Milgram was a pioneer!
I does too resemble a Skinner Box, at least a little bit! Not all Boxes had shocker plates in them, eh? There's been a lot of variety over the decades...

It`s different in that the subjects know in advance what they have to do, and they`re free to leave, that`s true enough.

But it`s an experiment, it has a button to push and a reward if the task is completed...

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