Would The Milgram Shock Experiment Have The Same Result Today?

For those who aren’t familiar with The Milgram Shock Experiment, it was an experiment to see how far would people go to hurt someone merely because some one they perceived as an authoritative figure told them to do it?

 

Surprisingly to the obliviously raised-in-a-bomb-shelter researchers that the vast majority of participants  were willing to deliver the lethal voltage. More were willing to flip the switch on women than on men.

In 1963, Milgram  examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II, Nuremberg War Criminal trials. Their defense often was based on “obedience” – that they were just following orders from their superiors.

The same could happen today. If certain people of influence orders something done it will carried out with no questions asked. Many people follow orders and do not ask why? They simply do it because a particularly person said so.

 

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About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Would The Milgram Shock Experiment Have The Same Result Today?

  1. Jason Trinket says:

    May I simply say what a relief to discover a person that actually knows what they’re talking about over the internet. You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to look at this and understand this side of the story. I’m not surprised that you’re popular because you surely possess the gift of penmanship

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    • Jason, it’s something to think about. I mean the experiment was conducted to learn how can seemingly normal people, who know right from wrong do such horrible things to others. It doesn’t simply apply to the Holocaust. It can apply to any situation where atrocities are taking place.

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