Milgram Experiment

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A series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram, which measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience
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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.
This was later proved after the Second World War by the Milgram Experiment on obedience to authority figures, focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience.
From the standpoint of the teachers, the object of the Milgram experiment was to improve people's learning and memory through the use of punishment.
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.
The initial Milgram experiment was artificially set up to induce obedience; the authority of the experimenter, the way the participant's protests were calmly answered with orders to continue, even the glass separating the volunteer from the actor stacked the deck in favor of obedience.
115) In the infamous Milgram experiment, study subjects were convinced to administer what they believed to be progressively more painful and, ultimately, lethal electric shocks to another person.
Indeed, cruel to the extent that this story also reminded me of the famous Milgram experiment.