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Four decades after Milgram, We're still willing to inflict pain

Jerry Burger, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University, is interviewed in the following articles about his variation on the famous Milgram experiment:

The New York Times
December 28, 2008. Four decades after Milgram, We're still willing to inflict pain. Read the story.

TIME
December 19, 2008. Why we're ok with hurting strangers. Read the story.

BBC
December 19, 2008. People 'still willing to torture.' Read the story.

CNN
December 19, 2008. Charting the psychology of evil, decades after 'shock' experiment. Read the story.

Reuters
December 19, 2008. Shocking study finds most will torture if ordered. Read the story.

Daily Mail
December 19, 2008. The shocking truth about how we will follow orders. Read the story. 

Science Daily
December 22, 2008. Most People will administer shock when prodded by 'authority figure.'  Read the story.

 

Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of mentions of SCU in the media in the past two weeks. The first part of the link is a list; the full text is below the list.

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