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The Man Who Shocked The World : The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram - Thomas Blass

The Man Who Shocked The World

The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

Paperback Published: 5th June 2005
ISBN: 9780465008070
Number Of Pages: 384

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Creator of the famous Obedience Experiments and originator of the “six degrees of separation” theory, Stanley Milgram transformed our understanding of human nature and continues to be one of the most important figures in psychology and beyond. In this sparkling biography, Thomas Blass captures the colorful personality and pioneering work of a visionary scientist who revealed the hidden workings of our social world. In this new paperback edition, he includes an afterword connecting Milgram's theories to torture, war crimes, and Abu Ghraib.

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BBC Focus magazine "Milgram's notorious study forms the centrepiece of this outstanding biography - and rightly so, given its continued importance in understanding such horrors as the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. But as author Thomas Blass makes clear, Milgram pioneered other major areas of research, including the famous 'Small World' effect...Blass does a fine job of weaving together Milgram's life and science, revealing a portrait of a genius who, ironically enough, had real problems with authority."

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologuep. xvii
The Neighborhood with No Namep. 1
Making the Grade at Harvardp. 17
Norway and Francep. 31
From the "Princetitute" to Yalep. 55
Obedience: The Experiencep. 75
Obedience: The Experimentp. 93
Aftershocksp. 111
Return to Academic Edenp. 131
City Psychologyp. 163
Center Stagep. 197
Vexations, Cyranoids, and the Declining Yearsp. 231
Milgram's Legacyp. 259
List of Milgram's Doctoral Students at CUNY, with Year and Title of Dissertationp. 293
Sample Quotations and Content Analysis of Reviews of Obedience to Authorityp. 295
The Stability of Obedience Across Time and Placep. 301
Notesp. 305
Referencesp. 339
Creditsp. 349
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780465008070
ISBN-10: 0465008070
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1