Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment

How obedient would you be?

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How obedient would you be?

Stanley Milgram, a famous psychologist at Yale University, conducted experiments on obedience in the 1960’s. Milgram was interested to understand the excuses the Nazi’s gave at the Nuremberg trials. When asked why they committed such horrendous crimes against humanity, many claimed to be “just following orders.” Milgram was curious to know if there was something inherent in the German psyche that made them very obedient or if we all would behave the same way given the pressure to obey authority.   In order to test his theory, Milgram sent out an advertisement for male...

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