(4) Their results have been used by historians to explain perpetrator choices, (5) while providing a case study to others, who contextualized the "Milgram experiment
" itself and provided an incisive, even scathing critique of its presuppositions.
How many enthusiasts are taking part in a contorted variant of the famed Stanley Milgram experiment
As we learnt with the Milgram experiment
, people tend to place greater weight on the opinions of authority figures (this is true regardless of its actual content).
In the infamous Milgram experiment
, originally conducted by the psychologist Stanley Milgram at Yale University in 1961, volunteers administered what they believed were high-voltage electric shocks to a human experimental subject, simply because a temporary authority figure made verbal suggestions to continue (Milgram 1963).
He conducted the Milgram experiment
on obedience to authority figures.
In the Milgram experiment
, American volunteers were told by an authority figure to administer electric shocks of mounting severity to a person (whom they couldn't see) who failed to answer some simple questions correctly.
I have already pointed out the clear-cut deception and possible abuse of personal power in the case of the Milgram experiment
. Covert research is sometimes very intrusive and clearly violates the privacy of research subjects.
I know this might be a bit of a jump, but the Milgram Experiment
came to my mind in my dealings with a male checkout assistant at a supermarket recently.
(31) Compare the Stanford Prison Experiment with the Milgram experiment
, where participants (the teachers) were requested to send electric shocks to punish another set of participants (the learners) whenever they failed to answer questions correctly.
I tried to remind him of the "authoritarian personality" study of the Frankfurt school and the "Milgram experiment
" in the US, both of which show that most people, when certain conditions are met, tend to follow orders and tend to do whatever an authority orders them to do, without questioning it.
The war, as they say, was an organized bore and we hadn't yet learned of the Milgram experiment
Kosanke exposes the horrifying consequences of statism to all societies by connecting, in my favorite portion of the book, Hitler's Operation Himmler, Reichstag Fire Decree, and Enabling Act of 1933 to operation Northwoods to the Milgram experiment
to the War on Terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Transportation Security Administration.