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In the 1960s Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments in which human subjects were given progressively more painful electro-shocks in a careful calibrated series to determine to what extent people will obey orders even when they knew them to be painful and immoral-to determine how people will obey authority regardless of consequences. These experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but have ultimately been vindicated by the scientific community. This book is Milgram′s vivid and persuasive explanation of his methods.
A frighteningly matter of fact description of how Americans can become accomplices to torture and mistreatment of their fellows. And how they feel little or no remorse over it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kamohomoho
Excelent! A classic experiment that explain who good peoples can practice inhumane acts against innocent people. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rafael Jorge Csura Szendrodi
This is an extraordinary book, not only by its content but also by its writing style - terse, precise and with much wry humor. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Natan Avram
Excellent and, to me, incredible. Essential reading for ... everyone of college age or older. This gives important insight into human nature useful to both supervisors and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Aaron E. Gietzen
Stanley Milgram's fake electrical shock experiments startled psychologists and lay people alike and would undoubtedly be considered unethical today. Read morePublished 18 months ago by homecritic
I bought a used version of the hardcover edition of Milgram's book on here, and couldn't be happier; it's in fantastic condition (for its age), and came at a reasonable price. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John Sakaluk