Critical issue: Why do humans obey orders that cause injury or death to others?
Nazi Germany and My Lai, Vietnam
Obedience: compliance to the orders of authority
Milgram’s Obedience study:
Person is asked to deliver shocks to a learner when the learner makes mistakes in a test
Shocks range from 15-450 volts
The learner stops responding after 300 volts
66% of subjects went to 450 volts...
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