Monthly Archives: March 2015

Milgram was wrong: we don’t obey authority, but we do love drama

Why have the landmark psychology experiments of the post-war era proved so enduring? Designed as dramas about human behaviour, experimenters drew on theatrical techniques and tailored their results for cinema – results that, though skewed, have become embedded in the collective subconscious.

Milgram obedience experiments more art than science

ELEANOR HALL: The controversial obedience experiments, conducted by Yale University Professor Stanley Milgram more than half a century ago, have influenced our views of human nature well beyond the field of psychology.