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: ...
... not diminish the fact that ordinary, even once good people, just following orders, have committed much evil in the world. British author C. P. Snow reminds us that more crimes against humanity have been committed in the name.
representative and generalizable research in social psychology or social sciences due to his large sample size, systematic variations, use of a diverse body of ordinary people from two small towns—New Haven and Bridgeport, ...
It is not something apart from life, but carries to an extreme and very logical conclusion certain trends inherent in the ordinary functioning of the social world. The question arises as to whether there is Preface.
Yet in lesser degree this type of thing is constantly recurring: ordinary citizens are ordered to destroy other people, and they do so because they consider it their duty to obey orders. Thus, obedience to authority, long praised as a ...
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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