Understanding Obedience and Its Implications
A fascinating introduction to Stanley Milgram, best known for his experiments on obedience. Lunt explores Milgram's influence in social psychology, looking at the implications of his work on questions surrounding political agency and subjectivity. Locating Milgram's work against a backdrop of social change, this is an engaging, authoritative read.
In a series of ingenious studies, social psychologist Stanley Milgram, examined the impact of modern society on the psychology of individuals. His most famous experiment saw participants commanded to administer painful electric shocks to supposed fellow volunteers and their compliance raised serious questions about the limits of moral autonomy and the ability of individuals to resist authority. Lunt explores the historical and cultural setting of Milgram's social psychology, his intellectual roots and the continuing relevance of his research today. This authoritative introduction is essential reading for all those interested in the psychology of power and obedience.
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