The Milgram Experiment

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The Milgram Experiment

The Milgram Experiement

What would you do for the man in the white coat?

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Who?Stanley Milgram was a psychologist at Yale University

What? A shock experiment conducted to look into the Nazi’s actions during the genocide of WWII.

Where and when? Yale University, 1963

Why?Conducted to provide support claims of innocence by the Nazis. The accused at the Nuremburg Trials argued that they could not be held responsible for their actions during the genocide of WWII because they were just following orders.

ResultsMany were tensed, 3 participants had uncontrollable seizures. All participants went to 300 volts 25 out of 40 went all the way to 450 volts

Conclusion65% of people would lethally kill a person in the presence of an “authority” ."Obedience to authority is ingrained in us all from the way we are brought up."

Interesting facts Estimated 1-3% would go upto 450, it was also predicted that these few would be psychopathsWomen are about the same obedient as menDistance was a large factorThe appearance of the authority person and his rank can increase or decrease the obedience

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