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).
However, Robert Shiller's insight into the Milgram experiment is pertinent here.
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.
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 Milgram experiment has been replicated in different countries and in different ways--and even turned into a mock TV game show--and the results are pretty much the same.
Owning and exercising free will requires you to be responsible for your own actions, and learn from them; in the end, to be like the man who went through the Milgram experiment and came out changed, galvanized into self-understanding and thoughtful disobedience.
The Milgram experiment revealed that, after hearing the learner's first cries of pain at 150 volts, 82.
Could the abuse of Iraqi prisoners be the Milgram experiment real time?
In choosing to escape distress through withdrawal, participants in the Milgram experiments acted in their own interests rather than the victim's.
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