Stanley Milgram's classic experiments in the 1960s demonstrated that ordinary people would - with encouragement from authority figures - give escalating electric shocks to innocent people so painful that the subjects, who were actually in league with the researchers, would scream in pain. Some critics have dealt with Milgram's troubling findings by pointing out that his studies have never been replicated, making it easier to treat his outcomes as a possible anomaly or even slipshod research. But they continue to haunt us.
Original Work Citation
Cooper, G. (2008, March-April). Replicating Milgram. Psychotherapy Networker, 32(2), 13-16
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