Obedience to authority: an experimental view

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Harper & Row, 1974 - Social Science - 224 pages
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In the 1960s Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram famously carried out a series of experiments that forever changed our perceptions of morality and free will. The subjects--or "teachers"--were instructed to administer electroshocks to a human "learner," with the shocks becoming progressively more powerful and painful. Controversial but now strongly vindicated by the scientific community, these experiments attempted to determine to what extent people will obey orders from authority figures regardless of consequences. "Obedience to Authority" is Milgram's fascinating and troubling chronicle of his classic study and a vivid and persuasive explanation of his conclusions.

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I had a lot of fun with that book. I wonder what I would have done? I'd probably stay obedient to the end! Read full review

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Milgram's account and analysis of the famous experiments he conducted at Yale University. It is truly amazing how far most people will go when they believe they are acting at the behest of an ... Read full review

Contents

The Dilemma of Obedience
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Method of Inquiry
13
Expected Behavior
27
Copyright

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Stanley Milgram taught social psychology at Yale University and Harvard University before becoming a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His honors and awards include a Ford Foundation fellowship, an -American Association for the Advancement of Science sociopsychological prize, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He died in 1984 at the age of fifty-one.

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