Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View

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Pinter & Martin, 1997 - Psychology - 250 pages
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Volunteers are invited to a scientific laboratory under the pretense of participating in a study about the effects of punishment on learning. They are instructed by an experimenter to administer an electric shock of increasing intensity every time a 'learner', strapped to an electric conductor, makes a mistake. How many, if any, would go right up the scale to 450 Volts? cent of subjects administered the full shock) are devastating. From the Holocaust to Vietnam and Iraq, Obedience to Authority goes some way towards explaining how ordinary people can commit the most horrific of crimes if placed under the influence of a malevolent authority.

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User Review  - John G - Goodreads

Awesome book! I would recommend this to anyone who works in a large organization, especially the government and military. If the case studies get boring, skip to the summation at the end of the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nrtashi - Goodreads

I had a lot of fun with that book. I wonder what I would have done? I'd probably stay obedient to the end! Read full review


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