Thursday, March 18, 2010

french redo milgram's experiment

i was super excited to see this story today.



i know, i know, who gets excited about seeing a study about people shocking each other? i do. i do because i love milgram's study about compliance to authority and i'm interested to see how frequently it can be duplicated. not that i doubt it, but because every time that it's duplicated i can point out that duplication to those who doubt that they would do such a thing. really, i have students that will argue with me that they wouldn't shock someone just because they were told to do so. yes, they would.

2 comments:

The Jay said...

Becky did some research on this study for her Master's degree. Yeah, we saw it this morning and were totally excited about it too.

Adam said...

I remember reading about the original study in my sociology course in college and wondering if I would have the guts to defy authority in an instance of delivering torture to another human being. Scary what the human mind is capable