Latest Milgram Stories

2009-03-24 14:41:10

Nineteen states are investigating U.S insurance giant American International Group Inc., for possible securities fraud based on its bonus pay, officials said. New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is leading the coalition, focusing on possible violations of New Jersey Uniform Securities Law, Insurance & Financial Advisor reported Tuesday. Milgram, in a March 19 letter, requested AIG turn over the names of employees who received bonus checks, copies of their work contracts and the...

2009-03-23 15:25:00

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I was just following orders." From Abu Ghraib to Nazi Germany, this Nuremberg Defense has been heard throughout history. It also sparked the curiosity of psychologist Dr. Stanley Milgram, which led to his Obedience to Authority experiment. The test began in 1961 and the purpose was to examine if human beings would follow the instructions of an authority figure, even if the commands were morally questionable. When news about prisoner...

2008-12-25 16:26:25

Replicating a controversial experiment from some 50 years ago, a U.S. psychologist found people are just as willing to administer painful electric shocks. Jerry M. Burger of Santa Clara University replicated one of the famous obedience experiments of the late Stanley Milgram and found compliance rates in the replication only slightly lower than those found by Milgram. Like Milgram, Burger found no difference in the rates of obedience between men and women. People learning about Milgram's...

2008-12-19 13:23:02

Scientists said on Friday they had replicated the notorious Stanley Milgram experiment from the 60's in which people obediently delivered painful shocks to others if encouraged to do so by authority figures. Jerry Burger of Santa Clara University in California found that seventy percent of volunteers continued to administer electrical shocks even after faked screams of pain from an actor. "What we found is validation of the same argument"”if you put people into certain situations, they...

2008-08-03 13:05:00

A study conduced by researchers at Microsoft Corp. used instant messaging data to confirm the theory that it takes just under seven steps to link every one in the world. The researchers reached their conclusion based on the addresses of 30 billion instant messages sent among 180 million people worldwide during a single month in 2006. They found that, on average, any two people are linked by fewer than seven acquaintances. The "six degrees of separation" theory has long intrigued people, even...

2008-03-19 09:55:00

JuicyCampus.com, the Web site with the slogan "ËœAlways anonymous, always Juicy,' has been served a subpoena by New Jersey prosecutors citing its inability to regulate some user-submitted content which is hateful and offensive.The site began last fall and quickly became home to multiple anonymous threads each day, some of which feature titles that border between hateful and promiscuous.New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram claims that JuicyCampus may be in violation of the...

2007-10-05 15:00:14

By ELISE YOUNG, STAFF WRITER Detectives are scouring New Jersey for more suspects in a child- pornography investigation that has led to 41 arrests, including 15 in North Jersey, authorities said Thursday. "I can tell you we're coming for you tomorrow, we're coming for you next week, next month," state police Maj. James Fallon said at a news conference at state police headquarters. The evidence seized contained some of the most horrific instances of sexual abuse ever seen by state police...

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