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Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View
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Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (Paperback)

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In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments in which human subjects were given progressively more painful electro-shocks in a careful calibrated series to determine to what extent people will obey orders even when they knew them to be painful and immoral - to determine how people will obey authority regardless of consequences. These experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but have ultimately been vindicated by the scientific community. This book is Milgram's vivid and persuasive explanation of his methods.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychology Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc Publication Date: 15/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780061765216  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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