One of the most significant social psychological studies was conducted on the heels of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed during that period in history. Social psychologists questioned how individuals could blindly follow an authority figure’s demands to inflict harm.
A brief summary of Milgram’s seminal research on obedience to authority. Describe Milgram’s methodology as well as his reults and his interpretation of those results.
Discuss what current research has found regarding conforming to authority. Will individuals most tend to conform to authority? Why or why not? Does current research support or refute Milgram’s findings? Explain.