Obedience to Authority

Obedience to Authority

Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm

eBook - 2000
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience to authority are among the most important psychological studies of this century. Perhaps because of the enduring significance of the findings--the surprising ease with which ordinary persons can be commanded to act destructively against an innocent individual by a legitimate authority--it continues to claim the attention of psychologists and other social scientists, as well as the general public. The study continues to inspire valuable research and analysis. The goal of this book is to present current work inspired by the obedience paradigm.

This book demonstrates the vibrancy of the obedience paradigm by presenting some of its most important and stimulating contemporary uses and applications. Paralleling Milgram's own eclecticism in the content and style of his research and writing, the contributions comprise a potpourri of styles of research and presentation--ranging from personal narratives, through conceptual analyses, to randomized experiments.


Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000
ISBN: 9780585226323
0585226326
0805827374
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 251 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Blass, Thomas

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