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    Stanley Milgram, a famous psychologist at Yale University, conducted an experiment to see how far people would go when being directed by an authoritative figure. This experiment focused on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. Milgram's reasoning behind this experiment was to examine the justifications for acts of genocide and answer his question, "Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders?" (Milgram, 1974). Milgram gathered participants by putting an advertisement in the newspaper. The procedure was that the participant was paired with another person and they drew lots to find out who would be the ‘learner’ and who would be the ‘teacher’. The draw was fixed so that the…

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    Stanley Milgram Experiment

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    Stanley Milgram, a professor at Yale University was an ordinary man of about middle age. He conducted an experiment to test the obedience of an individual under the authority of an individual. When orders are given from an authority figure does it change the course of action of an individual? History has repetitively shown soldiers and individuals making decisions based upon an authority figure’s instruction rather than what their own self conscience would choose. The Milgram experiment was…

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    In 1962, Stanley Milgram surprised the world with his study on obedience. To test his theory he invented an electronic box that would become a window into human cruelty. In ascending order, a row of buttons marked the amount of voltage one person would inflict upon another. Milgram’s original motive for the experiment was to understand the unthinkable: How could the German people permit the extermination of the Jews? Stanley Milgram wanted to understand the necessary conditions in which a person…

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    The researcher Stanley Milgram, had strong opinions about Germans and their personality after World War II and wanted to carry out this research to prove that neither Americans nor anyone else is capable of doing harm to others if they were asked by an authority figure. His experiment involved a learner and a teacher, the teacher would ask questions and if the learner gets them wrong, he gets an electric shock. He tried out his experiment on Yale students and to his surprise, almost all of them…

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    Psychologist Stanley Milgram created a beneficial distinction between two levels of social control and incorporated them into one experiment. The first level was the influence that a higher status held compared to the status of a lower individual and the second level was the impact of authority that the higher status individual had over an “awe-inspired” peer. Milgram created an obedience experiment using a wide variety of participants that ranged from postal workers to high school teachers, an…

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    Obedience to Authority Experiment In 1963 at Yale University, Stanley Milgram held an experiment to test the relationship between obedience to authority and the personal conscience. Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiment was one of the many experiments that caused the gathering of the APA, because of its lack of ethics and an analysis of the experiment provides information that could justify for the genocide acts of World War II. The experiment included 40 male participants who drew straws…

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    One of the most famous studies in psychology was done by Stanley Milgram (theatlantic.com). In 1961, Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, created an experiment to study obedience (simplypsychology.org). The experiment showed “that most people will hurt their fellows rather than disobey authority,” as said in Milgram’s words (harpercollins.com). The same experiment was performed again for television in 2007 that yielded close results. Could people really be capable of hurting others if…

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    The perfect picture, one that painted for the universal group of college students across the world. The expectations for us is to finished high school, next enter a university and be complete within no later then five years with our BA or BS, assuming we will have a perfect career after this and live the happily ever after. This is not even remotely close to the case. Many graduated students do not get this “perfect pictures” society is expecting of them. Rather, many of college student, find…

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    written by Stanley Milgram and “Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience” written by Diana Baumrind are both intriguing articles about Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience. Diana Baumrind believes that Stanley Milgram failed at his experiences on obedience rather than succeeded. Stanley Milgram believed that he succeeded on his experiments if an authority figure tells the test subject to do something then the test subject will. “Stanley Milgram designed an experiment that…

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    Psychologist Stanley Milgram of Yale University is best recognized for his famous studies of obedience within psychology. Milgram formulated an experiment in which he studied the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. Milgram went on to examine justifications for acts of genocide for those who were accused at the World War II criminal trials. Those who were accused, based a defense solely off of obedience. They claimed they were just following orders from their…

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