Obedience to Authority
HarperCollins, 11 jul 2017 - 256 páginas
A part of Harper Perennial’s special “Resistance Library” highlighting classic works that illuminate our times: A special edition reissue of Stanley Milgram’s landmark examination of humanity’s susceptibility to authoritarianism.
“The classic account of the human tendency to follow orders, no matter who they hurt or what their consequences.” — Washington Post Book World
In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram famously carried out a series of experiments that forever changed our perceptions of morality and free will. The subjects—or “teachers”—were instructed to administer electroshocks to a human “learner,” with the shocks becoming progressively more powerful and painful. Controversial but now strongly vindicated by the scientific community, these experiments attempted to determine to what extent people will obey orders from authority figures regardless of consequences. “Milgram’s experiments on obedience have made us more aware of the dangers of uncritically accepting authority,” wrote Peter Singer in the New York Times Book Review.
With an introduction from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who conducted the famous Stanford Prison Experiment, Obedience to Authority is Milgram’s fascinating and troubling chronicle of his classic study and a vivid and persuasive explanation of his conclusions.
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THE VICTIM'S LIMITED CONTRACT INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT SUBJECT FREE TO CHOOSE SHOCKLEVEL LEARNER DEMANDS TO BE SHOCKED AN ORDINARY MAN GIVES ORDERS THE SUBJECT AS BYSTANDER AUTHORITY AS VICTIM: ANORDINARY MAN COMMANDING TWO AUTHORITIES: ...
... been heavily criticized for being unethical by creating a situation that generated much distress for the person playing the role of the teacher believing his shocks were causing suffering to the person in the role of the learner.
However, it makes no sense to continue to administer increasingly painful shocks to one's learner after he insists on quitting, complains of a heart condition, and then, after 330 volts, stops responding at all.
In particular I would like to thank Professor Irving L. Janis. The late James McDonough of West Haven, Connecticut, played the part of the learner, and the study benefitted from his unerring natural talents ...
One of them is designated as a “teacher” and the other a “learner.” The experimenter explains that the study is concerned with the effects of punishment on learning. The learner is conducted into a room, seated in a chair, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Danie_Jorgenson - LibraryThing
i loved reading this book even though it was research for a paper in my sociology because of its lessons it had to teach. The lessons are scary but necessary to confront in any time of how far the human species can go and truly feel with all their heart "their just following orders" Leer reseña completa
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One of the most famous experiments in psychology, Milgram's obedience study continues to disturb psychologists and laymen alike today just as much as when the results were first revealed. And it's not ... Leer reseña completa
Method of Inquiry
Closeness of the Victim
Individuals Confront Authority II
Why Obedience?An Analysis
Applying the Analysis to the Experiment
Strain and Disobedience
Is Aggression the Key?
About the Author
Individuals Confront Authority
Further Variations and Controls