The Theory Of Obedience, Good And Evil States By Stanley Milgram 's Obedience Experiments

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Synthesis Essay

Society plays a significant role in our lives today, it raises us to believe that obedience is good and disobedience is bad. Stanley Milgram is well known for his experiments on obedience, they are considered to be the "most important social-psychological experiments of all time" (Milgram Two). Milgram was criticized by many and was often cited as a psychologist who deceived many people through his experiments. His experiment Obedience to Authority consisted of a phony shocking device, a learner, a teacher, and the experimenter, also known as the authoritative figure. His goal was to see how long a teacher would continue sending lethal shocks to a student just because a figure of authority asked him/her to do so. After reading the articles: "Ethics, Deception, and 'Those Milgram Experiments '," "Adventures in Good and Evil states," "Stanley Milgram 's Obedience Experiments: A Report Card 50 Years Later," and "Taking A Closer Look At Milgram 's Shocking Obedience Study" I was able to conclude that I stand for Milgram 's experiments because they did not bring any danger to the subjects and it was running off of one 's will to do something.

Many people criticized his experiments and labeled him as "evil." In the article Ethics, Deception, and Those Milgram Experiments C.D Herrera asserts, Diana Baumrind was one of the first people to criticize him, she claimed that the results of his experiment resulted in the subjects finding out that they struggled…

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