Milgram Obedience Studies

In 1963, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a controversial study to test obedience to authority. He was particularly baffled by the justifications given for the acts of genocide by those accused at the Nuremberg War Criminal trials. The defenders claimed they were just following orders from their superiors. This notion of “blind obedience” troubled Milgram and he set out to learn more:

Asch Conformity Studies

Social psychologist Solomon Asch conducted a series of experiments in the 1950’s that investigated the extent to which social pressure from a majority group could affect a person to conform:

Contemporary Media

Contemporary entertainment programing also experiment with conformity:

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