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Milgram's ‘Electric Shock' Obedience Experiment Recreated in Poland

Asking whether people would shock a fellow human being when prompted by an authority figure, researchers tested obedience in Poland and compared the results with those obtained by Stanley Milgram more than 50 years ago.

Published On 03/14/2017
9:36 AM EDT
Illustration of the setup of a Milgram experiment. The experimenter (E) convinces the subject ("Teacher" T) to give what he believes are painful electric shocks to another subject, who is actually an actor ("Learner" L). Credit: Wikimedia Commons