The Roots of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments and Their Relevance to the Holocaust

@article{Blass1998TheRO,
  title={The Roots of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments and Their Relevance to the Holocaust},
  author={Thomas Blass},
  journal={Analyse \& Kritik},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={46 - 53}
}
  • T. Blass
  • Published 1 May 1998
  • Sociology
  • Analyse & Kritik
Abstract Drawing on archival materials, interviews, as well as published sources, this article traces the roots of one of the most important and controversial studies in the social sciences, the experiments on obedience to authority conducted by the social psychologist, Stanley Milgram. Milgram’s research had two determinants: First, his attempt to account for the Holocaust and, second, his intention to apply Solomon Asch’s technique for studying conformity to behavior of greater human… 
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