The Milgram “Shock Experiments”?

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A study conducted in 1960 showed that people are obedient to authority. Researchers told the participants to use deadly levels of electricity on an innocent person. The original studies caused a huge argument because of its unsure nature. The way it explained the blind obedience to authority in the Nazi era also caused the argument.

From the feedback of participants, two people argued that the obedience was not blind. The participants were happy and convinced to take part in the study. Their effort made a vital input to science. Many of the participants did not obey instructions. The scientist corrected them but they did not listen.

Milgram, S. (1963). Behavioral study of obedience. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 67(4), 371. Google Scholar Citations: 3474