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originally posted by: feldercarb
as far as I know we do not study these two experiments in high school. To me these two experiments should be mandatory subjects that are addressed somehow within every high school and by every student. The two experiments are the Milgram experiment and the Third Wave experiment.
The Milgram experiment is a controversial experiment that showed how people can be influenced by an authority figure. It also highlights the differences between what we believe people will do morally with the reality of how people react under stress and duress from an authority figure.
The Third Wave experiment deals with how people can be swayed and follow fascist ideals without being aware of the direction their actions are leading.
I feel these experiment raise important questions on how as humans we behave in our social environment. The experiments also show the pit falls that all of us can fall into when we fail to question the motives of others. I am providing Wiki links so that people can understand the experiments in greater detail.
Has anyone had these experiments presented in high school. I did not hear about these experiments until fairly recently. I think high school discussions on both of these experiments would greatly help our future generations to understand the pit falls that all of us face.
The Third Wave
by looking at the wiki links you can see how badly things went fairly quickly.
originally posted by: NthOther
Why would government "schools" lay it out for everyone how they're brainwashing and manipulating your children, "molding" them into loyal, unquestioning wards of the corporate state?
Kinda defeats the purpose, does it not?
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
I teach /lecture at FE /HE level and it is my opinion that philosophy, ethics, morals and group / community psychology should be taught as standard to appropriate levels for all students of all years /levels. It facilitates comprehension and the rationale behind curriculum objectives.
Though whether the nations governments want such comprehension is another matter. Knowledge is an enabler.
I did not hear about these experiments until fairly recently.