Essay about Comparative Critique On Parker 's Obedience

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Comparative Critique on Parker’s “Obedience” and Baumrind’s “Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience”
“… The dependent, obedient attitude assumed by most subjects in the experimental setting is appropriate to that situation” states psychologist Diana Baumrind in her article “Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience” (Baumrind 90). Baumrind cites certain passages from Stanley Milgram’s abstract of his experiment. Baumrind first explains why she thinks the location of the experiment is a hindrance (Baumrind 90). Another point that Baumrind reviews is the permanent harm and emotional disturbance to the subjects from Milgram’s experiment (Baumrind 92). She states that the emotional disturbance will later effect the subject’s trust for adult authorities in a negative way (Baumrind 92). Baumrind concludes by critiquing Milgram’s parallelism with Nazi Germany and his own experiment. Ian Parker, author of “Obedience”, begins his article by analyzing the background of Stanley Milgram and his experiment, and how the experiment has been widely attacked in a negative way (Parker 96-98). Parker continues by explaining how the experiment harmed Stanley Milgram’s career as a professor, forcing him in the “pits” (Parker 99). Parker incorporates statistics such as questionnaires Milgram conducted, and continually cites people such as Henderikus Stam, Martin Orne, and Charles Holland (Parker 100). Parker also evaluates the comparison of Milgram’s experiment to Nazi…

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