Man Who Shocked the World The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

ISBN-10: 0465008070

ISBN-13: 9780465008070

Edition: 2009

Authors: Thomas Blass
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Description: The Creator of the famous "Obedience Experiments," carried out at Yale in the 1960s, and originator of the "six degrees of separation" concept, Stanley Milgram was one of the most innovative scientists of our time. In this sparkling biography -- the first in-depth portrait of Milgram -- Thomas Blass captures the colorful personality and pioneering work of a man who profoundly altered the way we think about human nature. Born in the Bronx in 1933, Stanley Milgram was the son of Eastern European Jews, and his powerful obedience experiments were clearly motivated by a desire to shed light on the horrors of the Holocaust. The experiments, which confirmed that normal people would readily inflict pain on innocent victims at the behest of an authority figure, generated a firestorm of public interest and outrage -- proving, as they did, that moral beliefs were far more malleable than previously thought -- and ultimately served as the scientific underpinning for Hannah Arendt's "banality of evil" perspective. As a social psychologist, Milgram was a strong believer in the power of immediate situations to affect a person's behavior. But what made his research so original, and so important, was his ability to transcend the obvious forces at work in any given situation to unveil the invisible features: the intangible, unspoken rules that ultimately determine social interactions.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
The Neighborhood with No Name
Making the Grade at Harvard
Norway and France
From the "Princetitute" to Yale
Obedience: The Experience
Obedience: The Experiment
Aftershocks
Return to Academic Eden
City Psychology
Center Stage
Vexations, Cyranoids, and the Declining Years
Milgram's Legacy
List of Milgram's Doctoral Students at CUNY, with Year and Title of Dissertation
Sample Quotations and Content Analysis of Reviews of Obedience to Authority
The Stability of Obedience Across Time and Place
Notes
References
Credits
Index
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