The Man Who Shocked The World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

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Basic Books, Feb 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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Creator of the famous Obedience Experiments and originator of the “six degrees of separation” theory, Stanley Milgram transformed our understanding of human nature and continues to be one of the most important figures in psychology and beyond. In this sparkling biography, Thomas Blass captures the colorful personality and pioneering work of a visionary scientist who revealed the hidden workings of our social world. In this new paperback edition, he includes an afterword connecting Milgram's theories to torture, war crimes, and Abu Ghraib.
 

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Interesting to read more about Milgram and the ground-breaking social psychology experiments he did in the sixties. He's probably best-known for the "obedience studies" (one person supposedly ... Read full review

The man who shocked the world: the life and legacy of Stanley Milgram

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Social psychologist Blass (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore) presents this first biography of his prominent forbear, Stanley Milgram (1933-84), whose ingenious, controversial research demonstrated that ... Read full review

Contents

Praise
THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH NO NAME
MAKING THE GRADE AT HARVARD
FROM THE PRINCETITUTE TO YALE
THE EXPERIENCE
THE EXPERIMENT
AFTERSHOCKS
RETURN TO ACADEMIC EDEN
CITY PSYCHOLOGY
CENTER STAGE
VEXATIONS CYRANOIDS AND THE DECLINING YEARS
MILGRAMS LEGACY
AFTERWORD TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION
The Stability of Obedience Across Time and Place
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Thomas Blass, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

www.stanleymilgram.com

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