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Milgram's Experiments and the Perils of Obedience

If an authority figure ordered you to deliver a 400-volt electrical shock to another person, would you follow orders? Most people would answer with an adamant "no." However, the Milgram obedience experiment aimed to prove otherwise.

During the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments that led to some surprising results. These results offer a compelling and disturbing look at the power of authority and obedience.

More recent investigations cast doubt on some of the implications of Milgram's findings and even question the results and procedures themselves. Despite its problems, the study has, without question, significantly impacted psychology.

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