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Resisting Authority

A Personal Account of the Milgram Obedience Experiments by Joe Dimow WHEN IS IT PROPER to refuse to obey authority figures, even if they have been democratically chosen for their positions? In 1961, I participated in a famous experimental study about obedience and authority — although I and other participants were led to believe it […]

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August 15: The Shocking Stanley Milgram

Stanley Milgram, the social psychologist who responded to the Eichmann trial and the Holocaust by designing an experiment about human obedience to authority, was born in the Bronx on this date in 1933. Milgram received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University before teaching at Yale, Harvard, and the Graduate Center of the City […]

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Resisting Authority

A Personal Account of the Milgram Obedience Experiments by Joe Dimow When is it proper to refuse to obey authority figures, even if they have been democratically chosen for their positions? In 1961, I participated in a famous experimental study about obedience and authority — although I and other participants were led to believe it […]

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