Episode 17

Stanley Milgram and Obedience to Authority


July 25th, 2019

1 hr 11 mins 21 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In the 1960s, the social psychologist Stanley Milgram performed some of the most famous experiments in psychology history, demonstrating that ordinary people could do terrible things in certain circumstances. Joe and Rolf look into the meaning of these experiments from a contemporary view. How are they holding up over 50 years later, and what else have we learned about obedience?

Milgram's experiments
Milgram in Virtual Reality (Gonzalez-Franco et al., 2018)

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