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The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram, which measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience. Milgram first described his research in 1963 in an article published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.
Originally posted by coyotepoet
Ever heard of the Milgram experiment where people "shocked" experimental participants to the point of "death" just because an authority figure told them to do so?
Originally posted by moonpie86
How easily we can be lied to... The fact that they admitted it afterwards does not change the face the Police lied to the people, to protect the people. Do we trust the police?
Though I must say, I'm actually impressed by the police. They had a problem with their people being blindly burgled, knew that simply saying "be aware" wouldn't cause the people to be aware, so role played the situation. Quite out the box thinking.
Originally posted by abecedarian
You all just failed the test. You can say you won't do this or that, but if the person knocking on your door has an ID and a badge, you'd fall for it.
Doctors can be police officials, and police officials can be doctors.
edit on 4/27/2011 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)