Latest Stanley Milgram Stories
If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware.
In the 1960s and 1970s, classic social psychological studies were conducted that provided evidence that even normal, decent people can engage in acts of extreme cruelty when instructed to do so by others.
What makes soldiers abuse prisoners?
The infamous “six degrees of separation” is shrinking apparently. Researchers have determined that the average number of people who separate any two individuals in the world is actually 4.74.
Virtual reality is giving scientists the ability to ask tough questions about human behaviors that were previously thought not possible or unethical.
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.
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.
Scientists said on Friday they had replicated the notorious Stanley Milgram experiment from the 60â€™s in which people obediently delivered painful shocks to others if encouraged to do so by authority figures.
By Peter Whoriskey The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- Turns out, it is a small world.
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