Milgram's Obedience Experiment

Would you continue?

What was the point of Milgram's study?

Milgram was interested in researching how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person. Stanley Milgram was interested in how easily ordinary people could be influenced into committing atrocities for example, Germans in WWII.

What did he find?

65% of participants continued to the highest voltage. He concluded that obedience is something that is instilled in us from birth and that we are very likely to follow instruction given to us by a figure of authority.

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