MILGRAM, STANLEY

(1933 - 1984) was a U.S. social psychologist who conducted a wide range of controversial experiments looking at influence of researchers. Milgram received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1960. Milgram took up teaching positions at both Yale University and Harvard University before moving to the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He conducted a large number of original studies which looked at obedience applying it to such situations as to why Nazi Soldiers participated in the Holocaust during World War II - the research is still incredibly controversial.

MILGRAM, STANLEY: "Stanley Milgram was a controversial U.S. social psychologist who spent a large amount of time looking at influence effects in a variety of different circumstances from looking at why Nazi soldiers obeyed orders to kill to why ordinary humans would shock an unknown person without seemingly thinking."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MILGRAM, STANLEY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/milgram-stanley/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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