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Psychology: why do we obey?

Would you commit murder just because a person in authority asked you to? If the experimental work of psychologist Stanley Milgram is anything to go by, then it seems that for most of us the answer is yes. This unit examines the psychology of obedience and looks for some theoretical explanation of the apparent willingess of a majority of people to suspend moral judgement and commit attrocities.

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