Monday, June 17, 2013

Stanley Milgram on Social Constraints

If you think it is easy to violate social constraints, get onto a bus and sing out loud.

In "Psychology in Today's World" (1975). Stanley Milgram (1933–1984) was an American social psychologist. He conducted various studies and published articles during his lifetime, with the most notable being his controversial study on obedience to authority, conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, specifically the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing this experiment.

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