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Stanley Milgram: Understanding Obedience and its Implications (Mind Shapers)

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In a series of ingenious studies, social psychologist Stanley Milgram, examined the impact of modern society on the psychology of individuals.
His most famous experiment saw participants commanded to administer painful electric shocks to supposed fellow volunteers and their compliance raised serious questions about the limits of moral autonomy and the ability of individuals to resist authority.
Lunt explores the historical and cultural setting of Milgram's social psychology, his intellectual roots and the continuing relevance of his research today. This authoritative introduction is essential reading for all those interested in the psychology of power and obedience.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780230573154
ISBN-10: 0230573150
Pagini: 157
Ilustrații: 1 b/w photos
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Ediția: 2009
Editura: Macmillan Education UK
Colecția Palgrave
Seria Mind Shapers

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Milgram's Obedience to Authority Experiments.- Milgram's Theory and Explanation of his Findings.- The Reaction of the Psychological Community.- Power, Domination and the Sociology of the Holocaust.- Political Culture, Political Theory and Social Influence.- The Individual in a Social World.- Contemporary Resonance of Milgram's Research.- Afterword.

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PETER LUNT is a Social psychologist and media scholar. He is Professor of Media and Communications at Brunel University, UK. His previous books include Talk on Television and Mass Consumption and Personal Identity (both with Sonia Livingstone). He taught social psychology at University College London for nearly twenty years.

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In a series of ingenious studies, social psychologist Stanley Milgram, examined the impact of modern society on the psychology of individuals.
His most famous experiment saw participants commanded to administer painful electric shocks to supposed fellow volunteers and their compliance raised serious questions about the limits of moral autonomy and the ability of individuals to resist authority.
Lunt explores the historical and cultural setting of Milgram's social psychology, his intellectual roots and the continuing relevance of his research today. This authoritative introduction is essential reading for all those interested in the psychology of power and obedience.

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Offers indepth analysis of the background to and implications of Milgram's famous obedience experiments

Connects social psychology to key intellectual debates in sociology, politics and morality
 
Clear and highly readable analysis of the intellectual foundations of Milgram's life and work

Explores the contemporary relevance of Milgram's work

Part of the Mind Shapers series which brings each theory to life by setting it in a personal context