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Two Minutes Hate Discuss: What is Two Minutes Hate? What is the purpose? How does Winston feel about it? How do others seem to feel about it?
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Writer’s Notebook Turn to the next clean page in your writer’s notebook and title this entry: Two Minutes Hate
Writer’s Notebook Answer the following questions in your writer’s notebook: If you were part of a world like Oceania, would you participate in Two Minutes Hate? Why or why not? What power do our peers have over us? Provide examples of support.
The Asch Experiment Social psychologist Solomon Asch of Swarthmore College conducted an experiment that demonstrated the power of conformity in groups. Participants were put into a group of five or six actors and were shown a card with a line on it (the reference line), followed by another card with three lines on it labeled a, b, and c. All participants (even the actors) were then asked to say which of the three lines matched in length of the reference line. For the first couple lines, the actors would give the obvious correct answer. On the third line, all the actors would give the same wrong answer. Seventy-five percent of the time, the participant would also give the wrong answer.
The Milgram Experiment Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale, was interested in researching how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person. At the beginning of the experiment, the participant was introduced to another participant who was actually a actor. There was also an “experimenter” dressed in a lab coat, played by an actor (not Milgram). Two rooms were used - one for the actor (with an electric chair) and another for the participant and experimenter with an electric shock generator. The actor (Mr. Wallace) was strapped to a chair with electrodes. The participant asks the actor questions. When the actor made a mistake, the participant is told to administer an electric shock, increasing the level of shock each time. The actor gave mainly wrong answers (on purpose) and for each of these the participant gave him an electric shock. When the participant refused to administer a shock the experimenter gave orders to ensure they continued. The results: 65% of the volunteers continued to the highest level of 450 volts. All the volunteers continued to 300 volts. Experimenter Participant Actor
Writer’s Notebook Follow up: What do these experiments say about us? These experiments were done over 50 years ago. Do you believe participants would react the same way today? Why or why not?