Discussion Questions

  1. Do you think the subjects would have acted differently if they did not know it was an experiment? How so?
  2. What do you think the justification was in the subjects’ minds for continuing the shock when the victim began to react negatively?
  3. What are some other contemporary examples of the application of this experiment?
  4. What do you think is the main takeaway from Milgram’s results?
  5. Do you think the authoritative figures would have as much of an influence today? Or would the subjects sense of morality influence  their decision more so?
  6. Did the results surprise you? What would you expect from the experiment?
  7. Why do you think the experiment is considered unethical?