Stanley Milgram

Stanley Milgram lived from August 15, 1933 to December 20, 1984. He was born in New York City! He died due to heart complications.

Milgram had a Ph. D. in social psychology, which he attained from Harvard University.

Stanley Milgram devised an experiment in which people thought they were giving a deadly shock of 450 volts to other participants (Blass, 2007). This was an experiment of ethics. He tested to see if people would willingly give a shock that could kill, as long as they were fulfilling their job requirement (Wikipedia, 2014). This experiment was rightly named "The Milgram Experiment" and was known worldwide. Later on, the experiment was called unethical (Blass, 2007).

Milgram Obedience Study


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