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Obedience to Authority

The Experiment That Challenged Human Nature

By Stanley Milgram
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Obedience to Authority: The Experiment That Challenged Human Nature by Stanley Milgram

Obedience to Authority (1974) explores some of the darker elements of the human mind. It addresses tough issues, like why we follow orders and how far we’ll go when commanded to do something. With the author’s own seminal experiments as a backdrop, you’ll learn how even the most upright people can turn into cruel monsters under certain conditions.

  • Anyone who wants to know why soldiers unquestioningly commit atrocities
  • Amateur or professional students of psychology
  • People willing to take a look into the dark corners of the human psyche

Stanley Milgram remains one of the most important and influential scientists in social psychology. His famous “Milgram Experiment” at Yale University has made its way into psychology and popular science books around the world.

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