Location, obedience dropped to 47.5% when the loaction of the study was moved from the prestigious Yale university to an old run down building. this therefore suggests that location plays a factor in obedience but not a crucial one.
proximity of the learner, the learner was in the same room as the teacher at a and a half feet, the obedience dropped to 40%. When the teacher was required to force the hand of the learner onto the button 'electrocuting' himself. the obedience rate dropped to 30%. the more direct the persons experience with the victim the less they obey.
proximity of the authority figure, the experimenter left the room and instructions were given over the phone. this caused obedience to drop to 20.5%. in some cases the participant pretended to give a shock, or gave a lower one.
Social support, the participant was a member of a team of three teachers, the other teachers were stooges. obedience dropped to 10%.
A peer administers the shock, the participant was paried with a stooge who administered the shocks. obedience rose to 92.5%.