Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments

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When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation that the published results would cause. Milgram reported that fully 65 percent of the volunteers had repeatedly administered electric shocks of increasing strength to a man they believed to be in severe pain, even suffering a life-threatening heart condition, simply because an authority figure had told them to do so. Such behavior was linked to atrocities committed by ordinary people under the Nazi regime and immediately gripped the public imagination. The experiments remain a source of controversy and fascination more than fifty years later.

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Product # 9781595589217
ISBN-13 9781595589217
ISBN-10 159558921X
Author Gina Perry
Grade Level 7-12
Fiction/Nonfiction Nonfiction
Publisher IN
Page Count 352