50:50 hindsight: appreciating anew the contributions of Milgram's obedience experiments

Jetten, Jolanda and Mols, Frank (2014) 50:50 hindsight: appreciating anew the contributions of Milgram's obedience experiments. Journal of Social Issues, 70 3: 587-602. doi:10.1111/josi.12080

Author Jetten, Jolanda
Mols, Frank
Title 50:50 hindsight: appreciating anew the contributions of Milgram's obedience experiments
Journal name Journal of Social Issues   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1540-4560
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/josi.12080
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 70
Issue 3
Start page 587
End page 602
Total pages 16
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract er the last 50 years, interest in Milgram's obedience experiments has hardly waned and debate about his contribution to our understanding of obedience is alive and well. Moreover, many questions remain. For example, is obedience blind and ordinary? Are people basically weak in the presence of an authority? Drawing on the contributions to this issue, we discuss the new insights that emerge from reflections on the experiments, theorizing, the communication of findings, and the way Milgram's experiments relate to the Holocaust. By focusing on aspects of Milgram's work that have received less attention and findings that have emerged since the Milgram archives were first accessed (e.g., previously unknown experiments, notes, recordings), contributions to this issue provide many fresh insights. This much is very clear: now 50 years on, the obedience experiments continue to inspire and there is still much more that can be learned from engagement with his work.
Keyword Social-Psychology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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