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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But it didn't take me long to learn and appreciate the value of humility, discipline, and obedience to authority that the PMT program taught me.
Key among them are fear of getting into trouble, a rigid culture of hierarchy and obedience to authority, limited economic resources and education, and limited access to information among youth in rural Cambodia.
Fifth is blind obedience to authority. Sixth is uncritical conformity to group norms.
They have formed unions that have been a constant nuisance to an administration unaccustomed to a questioning health workforce and more familiar with a workforce whose own hierarchical training demands obedience to authority in most circumstances.SHORT-TERMThe result is that in the governments urgency to increase the numbers and improve the distribution of health workers, especially the highly specialised ones, someone must have mentioned that Cuba specialises in training and exporting highly specialised medical personnel.
Uncritical social conformity, patriotism and obedience to authority are the problem, not the just war tradition itself.
He narrated a famous experiment in Psychology to emphasize the human tendency of blind obedience to authority and its possible repercussions for institutions.
To find her or him, joy is replacing fear, trust is replacing suspicion and courage and initiative are replacing passive obedience to authority. And these trends require that we change both how we educate and how we engineer."
But his thinking was influenced just as much by oddly nostalgic memories of British colonial discipline and a somewhat self-serving take on Confucianism, stressing obedience to authority, while disregarding the equally Confucian right to dissent.
The Milgram experiment (1961) and the Stanford prison experiment (1971) illuminated obedience to authority, and Abu Ghraib should have further informed how obedience can turn dangerous, but how susceptible people are to imperatives to harm other living beings for a perceived greater good was mostly absent from rhetoric about post-9/11 U.S.