Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View

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Tavistock, 1974 - Authority - 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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If you've never heard of Milgram's obedience experiment, you should look it up. I don't know if I'd suggest starting with this book, since you don't really need the dozens of follow up studies showing ... Read full review

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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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