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The Resource Behind the shock machine : the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments, Gina Perry

Behind the shock machine : the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments, Gina Perry

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Behind the shock machine : the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments
Title
Behind the shock machine
Title remainder
the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments
Statement of responsibility
Gina Perry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1961, a group of men and women at Yale volunteered for a memory experiment to be conducted by the young, dynamic psychologist Stanley Milgram. The volunteers were placed in front of a shock machine and asked to administer a series of electric shocks to a man they'd just met. What they didn't know was that the man was an actor, the shocks were fake, and what was really being tested was just how far they would go. None of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation the results would cause. Milgram reported that the volunteers had repeatedly shocked a man they believed to be in severe pain, possibly even dying, because an authority figure had told them to. He linked this behavior to atrocities perpetrated by ordinary people under the Nazi regime. In Behind the Shock Machine, psychologist and author Gina Perry unearths the full story of this controversial experiment and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the original participants and delving deep into the Yale archives and Milgram's unpublished files and notebooks, she pieces together a more complex picture of this flawed experiment: volunteers were not as obedient as later claimed; they were subjected to more intense and sustained pressure; some left unaware that the shocks had been faked; and, most significantly, many participants remain haunted by what they had done. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the tests themselves, Perry puts a human face on the statistics and offers a gripping, unforgettable tale of one man's ambition and an experiment that defined a generation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM132
LC item number
.P4185 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Behind the shock machine : the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments, Gina Perry
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Australia by Scribe, Brunswick, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note to readers -- Time line of the obedience experiments -- Prologue -- Introduction -- The man behind the mirror -- Going all the way -- The limits of debriefing -- Subjects as objects -- Disobedience -- The secret experiments -- Milgram's staff -- In search of a theory -- The ethical controversy -- Milgram's book -- Representing obedience -- Conclusion -- Appendix: list of conditions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Additional sources
Control code
841516510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781595589217
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013014976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)841516510
Label
Behind the shock machine : the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments, Gina Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Australia by Scribe, Brunswick, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note to readers -- Time line of the obedience experiments -- Prologue -- Introduction -- The man behind the mirror -- Going all the way -- The limits of debriefing -- Subjects as objects -- Disobedience -- The secret experiments -- Milgram's staff -- In search of a theory -- The ethical controversy -- Milgram's book -- Representing obedience -- Conclusion -- Appendix: list of conditions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Additional sources
Control code
841516510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781595589217
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013014976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)841516510

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