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Obedience to Authority

Obedience to Authority - 74 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060737283

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ISBN13: 978-0060737283
ISBN10: 006073728X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 74
Publisher: Perennial Library
Published: 1974
International: No

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Obedience to Authority - 74 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060737283

Stanley Milgram

ISBN13: 978-0060737283
ISBN10: 006073728X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 74
Publisher: Perennial Library

Published: 1974
International: No
Summary

A modern classic with a new foreword by Stanley Milgram's former teacher and friend, author Jerome S. Bruner, Obedience to Authority emerges, even on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication, as a timely book for this age of war and terrorism.

Half a century ago, social scientist Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments. The "teacher" is told to administer electroshocks in progressively more painful degrees to the "learner." The teacher -- unaware that the learner is an actor receiving no shocks at all -- is the real focus of the study. These controversial and criticized experiments illustrate how people will obey authority regardless of consequences.

Table of Contents

Foreword
The dilemma of obedience p. 1
Method of inquiry p. 13
Expected behavior p. 27
Closeness of the victim p. 32
Individuals confront authority p. 44
Further variations and controls p. 55
Individuals confront authority II p. 73
Role permutations p. 89
Group effects p. 113
Why obedience? - an analysis p. 123
The process of obedience : applying the analysis to the experiment p. 135
Strain and disobedience p. 153
An alternative theory : is aggression the key? p. 165
Problems of method p. 169
Epilogue p. 179
Problems of ethics in research p. 193
Patterns among individuals p. 203
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