Obedience to Authority

Editorial: HarperCollins Fecha de lanzamiento: 2017-07-11

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A part of Harper Perennials special Resistance Library highlighting classic works that illuminate our times: A special edition reissue of Stanley Milgrams landmark examination of humanitys susceptibility to authoritarianism.The classic account of the human tendency to follow orders, no matter who they hurt or what their consequences. Washington Post Book WorldIn the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram famously carried out a series of experiments that forever changed our perceptions of morality and free will. The subjectsor teacherswere instructed to administer electroshocks to a human learner, with the shocks becoming progressively more powerful and painful. Controversial but now strongly vindicated by the scientific community, these experiments attempted to determine to what extent people will obey orders from authority figures regardless of consequences. Milgrams experiments on obedience have made us more aware of the dangers of uncritically accepting authority, wrote Peter Singer in the New York Times Book Review. With an introduction from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who conducted the famous Stanford Prison Experiment, Obedience to Authority is Milgrams fascinating and troubling chronicle of his classic study and a vivid and persuasive explanation of his conclusions.

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Tipo: Social, group or collective psychology

Colección: Harper Perennial

Tipo: EPub

Páginas 256

ISBN: 9780062803405

Información adicional

Tipo: Social, group or collective psychology

Colección: Harper Perennial

Tipo: EPub

Páginas 256

ISBN: 9780062803405

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