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    In the articles “Just Do What the Pilot Tells You” and “Review of Stanly Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience,” authors Theodore Dalrymple and Diana Baumrind describe the aspects of the Stanley Milgram experiment, while they both partake different topics to discuss. Dalrymple, a British physician, claims that there is a difference between blind obedience and blind disobedience, and there should be a healthy balance between the two (Dalrymple 119). However, Baumrind believes that the subjects…

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    work. It is a good thing to teach our children to respect their teachers and use proper manners. However, obedience to authority can also be negative. To paraphrase Stanley Milgram 's experiment, he designed a study to reflect the kind of dutiful thinking that goes with authority figures and demands. His experiment was designed to show that the desire to please and follow orders is stronger than the moral weight of an individual value for the majority of people. Milgram set up ordinary people as…

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    throughout their lives in order for them to avoid any type of negative confrontations with authority figures. In Diana Baumrind’s article, “Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience”, and Ian Parker’s article over “Obedience”, the authors come to an agreement over the comparison between the two variables in Milgram’s experiment appearing to be imperfectly designed to create an effect that potentially altered the results that Milgram had recorded. Parker and Baumrind each unearth…

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    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…

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    TOTAL INSTITUTIONS Umass Boston has similar characteristics as those seen in Zimbardo and Asylum. Goffman in his book, he talks of 'the Asylum ' as a mental institution which is like a prison and 'total ' in its aim to shape, define and repress their peoples’ self. It portrays some similarity with Boston where most people adopt behaviors that their peers have. People of different cultures converge there but end up having similar behaviors. Another similarity is that most higher learning…

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    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…

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    war can change a person 's morals, through the use of Rosa’s older daughter who only cares about herself and wishes that her baby sister would die in order for her to survive. Two experiments were done to show why soldiers take orders and kill innocent people like the baby girl, Magda. The first is a prison experiment by Philip G. Zimbardo, which explained how power can be misused when given to anyone. Also the study shows that being controlled is the main reason behind the psychological…

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    The electric shock experiment on obedience to authority was conducted by Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist at Yale University in the early 1960s. Being a Jewish himself, he was aware of the mass murder performed by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials (McLeod, 2007). They claimed that they were simply following orders from their leaders. Milgram was therefore interested in investigating whether German soldiers in the Nazi killings in World War II were…

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    A phenomena of the Nazi extermination of European Jews has raised plenty of controversial dilemmas regarding a human morality. From 1933 to 1945 millions of innocent Jews were systematically slaughtered on command and shoved into gas chambers. The Germans soldiers were brought up in the most rigorous code of obedience by assisting in the most hideous and large scale murders in the history of the world. Even though, this inhuman and cruel decision has emerged in the mind of a single person, it…

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    In this article “The Peril of Obedience” Stanley Milgram conducted a series of experiments to determine if people would choose to follow authority or obey their morals. In this series of experiments the experimenter Stanley Milgram found a few contributors to test out his theory. Before he started his experiment he had to pick a teacher and a student, who each got a piece of paper to decide which one is going to give the shocks and which one was going to take the shocks. The learner was strapped…

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