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Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority-logo

Stanley Milgram's Obedience to Authority

Stanley Milgram

Milgram’s book describes the landmark psychology experiment he conducted as a young researcher at Yale in the 1960s. He recruited volunteers to give “electric shocks” to learners whenever they answered a question wrong. The volunteers didn’t know these subjects were not actually being shocked. To widespread surprise, Milgram reported that 40 to 65 percent of his volunteers did what the researcher told them, and gave the maximum shock to the “learners” even when they screamed in pain. His experiment showed that ordinary people tend to obey authority, and helped explain the psychological mechanisms that lead people to participate in cruel and inhumane events such as the Holocaust.

Milgram’s book describes the landmark psychology experiment he conducted as a young researcher at Yale in the 1960s. He recruited volunteers to give “electric shocks” to learners whenever they answered a question wrong. The volunteers didn’t know these subjects were not actually being shocked. To widespread surprise, Milgram reported that 40 to 65 percent of his volunteers did what the researcher told them, and gave the maximum shock to the “learners” even when they screamed in pain. His experiment showed that ordinary people tend to obey authority, and helped explain the psychological mechanisms that lead people to participate in cruel and inhumane events such as the Holocaust.
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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

Milgram’s book describes the landmark psychology experiment he conducted as a young researcher at Yale in the 1960s. He recruited volunteers to give “electric shocks” to learners whenever they answered a question wrong. The volunteers didn’t know these subjects were not actually being shocked. To widespread surprise, Milgram reported that 40 to 65 percent of his volunteers did what the researcher told them, and gave the maximum shock to the “learners” even when they screamed in pain. His experiment showed that ordinary people tend to obey authority, and helped explain the psychological mechanisms that lead people to participate in cruel and inhumane events such as the Holocaust.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Gridley, Macat.com

Length:

3h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:20