Milgram 's Research On Obedience Research Essay

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MILGRAM’S RESEARCH 2 Milgram’s Obedience Research A controversial experiment was conducted in 1974 that has sparked conversation in how to conduct an ethical experiment even in today’s society. The experiment is known today as Milgram’s Obedience Research. This is a very known study that is still talked about in classrooms even today. It was the first of its kind and sparked conversation in many departments of study. This experiment is used to not only show students a study of obedience to help better understand how the holocaust occurred, but to also show the gray area of ethical boundaries pushed by Milgram. Because the experiment is so controversial, it is up to skepticism to determine if the experiment was done in an ethical manner. Milgram wanted to explain the phenomenon of obedience that allowed the Nazi’s to conduct the holocaust. This drove him to push the limits to try and find answers to the question of how the holocaust was able to happen. “The Nazi regime came to power in Germany in 1933. In the same year, on 15 August, Stanley Milgram was born into a working class Jewish family in the Bronx in New York City. Throughout his childhood ‘Stanley was very much aware of his family’s worries about Nazi Germany” (Russell, 2010, 142). Because of his heritage, this derived the experiment that is very known today for studying obedience of people under authority.…

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