Would we all just follow orders? Most people will hurt others if told to do so by authority in 'Nuremburg' experiment
It is one of history’s most notorious psychological experiments, which horrified the world.
The Milgram experiment of 1961 showed ordinary people were willing to inflict terrible pain on a stranger when ‘following orders’.
It was carried out by Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, who examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials.
Now, after more than 50 years, a re-run of the experiment has produced the same result.