The Milgram Experiment
The Milgram experiment is one of Psychology’s most controversial experiments. The study examines to what extend individuals obey an authority figure, and how far they will go, even if they believe their actions are harming another individual. This experiment found that sixty-two percent of subjects tested would obey authority even to the point of taking another individual’s life. The question currently under investigation is if this experiment were conducted at
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be one of psychology’s most intriguing studies. It is arguably the study singularly responsible for the American Psychological Association’s implementation and enforcement of guidelines and regulations that prevents an experimenter from inflicting emotional distress or any other detriment upon a subject. The results of this study continue to be so powerful today, that they often cause an individual to reevaluate himself, society, and to what extent he would obey authority.