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A Summary of "The Perils of Obedience"

Summary: Stanley Milgram's article "The Perils of Obedience" tells of his experiments to test the conflict between obedience to authority and one's own conscience. In those experiments, Milgram found that the majority of people will fulfill the request of an authoritative figure even at the expense of their own moral judgment and sense of what is right and wrong.
In "The Perils of Obedience," Stanley Milgram conducted a study that tests the conflict between obedience to authority and one's own conscience. Through the experiments, Milgram discovered that the majority of people would go against their own decisions of right and wrong to appease the requests of an authority figure.

The study was set up as a "blind experiment" to capture if and when a person will stop inflicting pain on another as they are explicitly commanded to continue. The participants of this experiment included two willing individuals: a teacher and a learner. The teacher being the real subject and the learner is merely an actor. Both were told that they would be involved in a study that tests the effects of punishment on learning. The learner was strapped into a chair that resembles a miniature electric chair, and was told he would have to learn a small...

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