Summary Of The Milgram Obedience Study

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Many studies have been conducted to ascertain why human’s behavior can be manipulated by authority. One such study, called the “Milgram Obedience Study”, conducted by Dr. Stanley Milgram illustrated how far individuals can be pushed by an authoritative presence. The conditions that these individuals experienced created a stressful atmosphere for all involved; however, many individuals stated their concerns but continued under duress. Is this displayed behavior a flaw in our thinking or is it that humans are hard-wired for obedience? Dr. Milgram conducted a study using multiple volunteers, these volunteers were referred to as “teachers” during the experiment, to administer electric shocks to individuals who answered questions incorrectly.

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