Stanley Milgram Experiment

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Stanley Milgram conducted a study on human obedience to see if an ordinary student would listen to authority, even if it meant inflicting pain on other humans, or listen to their conscience. His trials were set up at Yale and Harvard Universities and at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. College students were assigned a role as a “teacher” and “student”. The “teacher was assigned to read aloud words to the “student” and if the student didn’t get the words right, the teacher was supposed to press a button and give an electric shock to the student. Little did the teacher know the student was actually a hired actor and there were no electric shocks given. This experiment was to help Milgram figure out if one is willing to give

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