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    • Between 1961 and 1962, Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments in which human subjects supposedly were given progressively more painful electro-shocks in a carefully calibrated series to determine to what extent people will obey orders even when they knew them to be painful and immoral — to determine how people will obey authority regardless of consequences. These experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but have ultimately been vindicated by the scientific community. This book is Milgram′s explanation of his methods.

      Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience to authority are among the most important psychological studies of this century. Perhaps because of the enduring significance of the findings — the surprising ease with which ordinary persons can be commanded to act destructively against an innocent individual by a legitimate authority — it continues to claim the attention of psychologists and other social scientists, as well as the general public. This study continues to inspire valuable research and analysis.


   The Dilemma of Obedience
   Methodology of Inquiry
   Expected Behavior
   Closeness of the Victim
   Individuals confront authority
   Further Variations and Control
   Individuals confront authority II
   Role permutations
   Group Effects
   Why Obedience- an analysis
   The process of Obedience: Applying the Analysis to the Experiment
   Strain and Disobedience
   An alternative Theory: Is Aggression the Key?
   Problems of Method