Stanley Milgram, conducted a study focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. According to the study Migram suggested “that obedience we naturally show authority figures can transform us into agents of terror” (Migram, 1974/1994, p. 214). Milgram experiment was developed for the justification of the act of genocide in World War II. Many of the accomplices in the Holocaust said they were following in order given by Adolf Eichmann. Obedience to superiors is built
would not have acted in this way. (McLeod, 2007) Migram (1963) conducted a study on how obedient a person would be to an authority figure and establish a baseline measure of how obedient they would be when ordered to inflict pain to another human via electric shocks. The way he conducted this was by doing a lab experiment, he advertised for forty volunteers being paid £2 to come for a test which was to test on memory and review the affects. The experiment was to be done at Yale University (A highly respected
The Milgrim Critique Over the years Stanley Milgrim’s experiment has been one of the most discussed and controversial experiments in the psychology world. The experiment is the study of obedience over authority and was based on the idea on why many Germans decided to obey Hilter knowing that his actions were unjustifiable. Ethical issues were questioned after the results were published. Milgrim was interested to find out how people would respond on an authority figure given the circumstances.
decision making of the individual in fulfilling a covenant. However, through a reading of Stanley Milgram in “Behavioral Study of Obedience,” one is able to comprehend that after an individual has voluntarily committed to an agreement, in this case an experiment, they suddenly feel obliged to remain submissive and adhere to the instructions of the authority. Thus, considering Milgram’s contention that after submission to an authority there is no personal power in choosing to stop is crucial because it refines
managers will be discussed, followed by a brief discussion on organisational ethics and the dilemmas relating to obedience. Finally, we will look into ways to reduce the both managerial and organisational dilemmas discussed. Stanley Milgram’s experiments Stanley Milgram conducted studies into obedience of authority in order to understand how something like the Nazis’ persecution of Jews during the Holocaust could happen (Einwohner, 2014). In order to do this he set up a scenario where one person