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Obedience to Authority : Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm - Thomas Blass

Obedience to Authority

Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm

By: Thomas Blass (Editor)


Published: 1st November 1999
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Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience to authority are among the most important psychological studies of the 20th century. Perhaps because of the enduring significance of the findings - the surprising ease with which ordinary persons can be commanded to act destructively against an innocent individual by a legitimate authority - it continues to claim the attention of psychologists and other social scientists, as well as the general public. The study continues to inspire valuable research and analysis. The goal of this book is to present current work inspired by the obedience paradigm. "Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm" demonstrates the vibrancy of the obedience paradigm by presenting some of its most important and stimulating contemporary uses and applications. Paralleling Milgram's own eclecticism in the content and style of his research and writing, the contributions comprise a potpourri of styles of research and presentation - ranging from personal narratives, through conceptual analyses to randomized experiments.

Prefacep. ix
My Personal View of Stanley Milgramp. 1
How Stanley Milgram Taught about Obedience and Social Influencep. 9
Professor Stanley Milgram -- Supervisor, Mentor, Friendp. 25
The Milgram Paradigm after 35 Years: Some Things We Now Know about Obedience to Authorityp. 35
Impression Management and Identity Construction in the Milgram Social Systemp. 61
Captain Paul Grueninger: the Chief of Police Who Saved Jewish Refugees by Refusing to Do His Dutyp. 91
Self-Destructive Obedience in the Airplane Cockpit and the Concept of Obedience Optimizationp. 111
The Role of the Obedience Experiments in Holocaust Studies: the Case for Renewed Visibilityp. 125
A Science Museum Exhibit on Milgram's Obedience Research: History, Description, and Visitors' Reactionsp. 145
The Dynamics of Obeying and Opposing Authority: a Mathematical Modelp. 161
About the Hypothesesp. 190
Reflections on the Stanford Prison Experiment: Genesis, Transformations, Consequencesp. 193
Referencesp. 234
Author Indexp. 239
Subject Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780805839340
ISBN-10: 0805839348
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1