Why Do People Follow Orders?: A discussion of Stanley Milgram’s ‘Obedience’ Experiments

Date/Time
Date(s) - Dec 08, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Region
Nassau

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Three months after the start of the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem in 1961, Stanley Milgram, a young associate professor in social psychology at Yale began a series of experiments to explain why people follow orders. His “Obedience” experiments remain controversial today.  Following a screening of Milgram’s own documentary film, Dr. Tritter will discuss the experiments, Milgram’s results, and how scholars understand Milgram’s work today.