the Milgram Experiment

How far is too far?

The CBC radio program Ideas covered the notion of why we obey (podcast is available), which adds to this site’s exploration of the psychology of evil (so to speak), and the question of why otherwise civilized people come to carry out atrocities upon one another.

The Milgram Experiment, considered unethical by today’s standards, was an eye-opener in how far people were willing to obey an authority figure in applying electric shock to another person under the guise of pain-induced learning.

I really just needed a parking spot for these videos.


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