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Stanley Milgram

Whilst Milgram’s work has secured him a prominent position in the history of Social Psychology, he found himself suspended from the American Psychological Association for a year and denied tenure at Harvard due to ethical concerns about his research. Milgram was born in 1933 to a Jewish family in New York City, the middle son […]

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Why Did Milgram’s Participants Commit Murder?

Print PDF In 1961, Stanley Milgram shocked the Psychology community by disproving the ‘Germans Are Evil’ hypothesis in the most ethically troubling study. Outlined in this video are five factors which may influence the results of Milgram’s study: 1) People are socially conditioned to conform and obey. 2) People accept instruction from an authority figure […]

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Milgram (1961) | Obedience to Authority

In 1961, Stanley Milgram conducted a social experiment at Yale University that would earn him a reputation as one of the great 20th Century Social Psychologists.   But such an accolade didn’t come without its controversy. Milgram’s experiment was so ethically dubious that it saw him suspended from the American Psychological Association for a year. […]