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The Milgram Experiment and Authority

ClassicRobert
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7/11/2014 11:22:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
If in this study, an anonymous experimenter could command adults to subdue a 50 year old man, and force on him painful electric shots against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of its subjects. -Stanley Milgram

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ClassicRobert
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7/11/2014 11:22:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I just realized this makes more sense in the society section, so I'll post it there.
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Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

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7/12/2014 12:19:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/11/2014 11:22:06 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
If in this study, an anonymous experimenter could command adults to subdue a 50 year old man, and force on him painful electric shots against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of its subjects. -Stanley Milgram

http://psychology.about.com...



Discuss.

That is pretty messed up