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The power of conformity: How good people do evil things

After World War II, many psychologists wanted to address the question of how it was that people could go along with the evil deeds of fascist regimes.Solomon Asch's experiment alarmingly showed just how easily we conform and how susceptible we are to group influence.People often will not only sacrifice truth and reason to conformity but also their own health and sense of right and wrong. It's the last question of the quiz, and Chloë knows the answer: it's Bolivia. Yes, it's definitely Bolivia....
Tags: Psychology, Germany, Innovation, Oxford, Panama, Bolivia, Shaun, Chloe, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Zimbardo, Asch, Philip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Jonny Thomson, John Darley


Kind by nature: Have faith in humanity

Optimism is what runs the world, and cynicism only serves as an excuse for the lazy. Evil is not inherent to our nature. We have achieved so much because we are friendly and decent. The radical thinker Rutger Bregman paints a new, more beautiful portrait of humanity.Try standing in front of the mirror and remember the worst things ever done – by you personally, and by Homo sapiens as a whole. And smile, because history shows that we are doing much better than you think. This subversive idea belo...
Tags: New York, London, Happiness, Compassion, Sociology, New York Times, Innovation, Brazil, Community, Venezuela, Hitler, World Trade Center, William Golding, Humanity, Dresden, Malcolm Gladwell


The Streamer’s Guide to March 2020: What to Watch at Home to Prepare For This Month’s Theatrical Releases

(Welcome to The Streamer’s Guide, a new monthly feature recommending at-home viewing options from filmmakers with new movies arriving in theaters this month.) March is when the movie year feels like it really kicks off in earnest. The studios start putting their best foot forward, not just taking out their trash. The indie labels put out some of prior year’s festival hits that weren’t quite built for an Oscar run – but are nonetheless incredibly impressive titles. Last year’s films finally star...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Disney, America, Features, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Brazil, Mulan, Ken-Loach, Cillian Murphy, Lucy, Cannes, Bernie Sanders, John Krasinski, Todd Haynes


Watch Footage from the Psychology Experiment That Shocked the World: Milgram’s Obedience Study (1961)

For decades following World War II,  the world was left wondering how the atrocities of the Holocaust could have been perpetrated in the midst of—and, most horrifically, by—a modern and civilized society. How did people come to engage in a willing and systematic extermination of their neighbors? Psychologists, whose field had grown into a grudgingly respected science by the midpoint of the 20th century, were eager to tackle the question. In 1961, Yale University’s Stanley Milgram began a...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Jerusalem, Montreal, Yale University, Facebook Twitter, Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Hermann Rorschach, Hannah Arendt, Carl Gustav Jung, Ilia Blinderman


bots and spam

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not [retweet] them here or there. I would not [retweet] them anywhere. I would not [retweet the bots and spam]. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am. —@CAFinUS We give newspapers a free pass by calling them “the tabloid press”, as if the problem is the format. It’s not. The problem is the ownership. We shoul...
Tags: Sam, eLearning, Perry, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Friday's Finds


Milgram-Experiment 2.0: Wenn Gehorsam anderen Menschen schadet

Wer hätte gedacht, dass genau die Eigenschaften, die gesellschaftlich hoch angesehen sind, mit einem zerstörerischen Verhalten einhergehen können? Alles, was es dafür braucht, ist anscheinend eine Autoritätsperson, die dieses Verhalten anordnet. In den 1960ern offenbarte das Sozialexperiment von Stanley Milgram, wie einfach es für Menschen in einer autoritären Rolle ist, das Verhalten von anderen zu beeinflussen. In der Studie sollten Proband*innen auf Anordnung einer Autorität ihn...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Auch, Sinn, Rolle, Kinder, Jahren, Stanley Milgram, Alles, Milgram, Dann, Appell, Stelle, Macht, Situationen, Stromschlägen


Views May Vary: How Formats Impact Music Marketing Across Social Media

While digital marketing brings us a number of important freedoms, it also brings with it certain limitations when it comes to marketing. Thumbnail dimensions now govern how consumers engage with the visuals of music, and these formats drastically impact music marketing success across platforms. Here, we look at how to navigate these formats effectively, and how different platforms define views. ____________________________ Guest post from AWAL Formats rule everything around us.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Guest Post, DSP, YouTube Analytics, Stanley Milgram, YouTubes, Siris, Alexas, Tierra Whack, Across Social Media, Whack World


Views May Vary: How Formats Impact Music Marketing On Across Social Media

While digital marketing brings us a number of important freedoms, it also brings with it certain limitations when it comes to marketing. Thumbnail dimensions now govern how consumers engage with the visuals of music, and these formats drastically impact music marketing success across platforms. Here, we look at how to navigate these formats effectively, and how different platforms define views. ____________________________ Guest post from AWAL Formats rule everything around us.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Guest Post, DSP, YouTube Analytics, Stanley Milgram, YouTubes, Siris, Alexas, Tierra Whack, Across Social Media, Whack World


How Conformity Can Be Good and Bad for Society

In the U.S. Federal court system, many important cases go through three-judge panels. The majority opinion of these panels carries the day, meaning that having a majority is crucial for one side or another to get the rulings they want. So, if two out of three of the judges are appointed by Democrats, it’s safe to assume that most cases will go their way. But a study of the judicial behavior of the District of Columbia Circuit came to a surprising conclusion: A panel of three GOP-appointed judge...
Tags: Parenting, California, Senate, Barack Obama, Gop, House, Jane Austen, Donald Trump, Watts, Cass Sunstein, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Sunstein, Duncan Watts, District of Columbia Circuit


We need disagreeable people to fix our dishonest institutions

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist and managing director of Thiel Capital.In a recent interview with Rebel Wisdom, Weinstein spoke about the origins of the Intellectual Dark Web, and his theory of how our institutions are plagued by an "embedded growth obligation."Disagreeable people, Weinstein says, could help institutions correct themselves. None We are living in a fever dream from which we cannot wake up, and it is because we cannot figure out whom to trust, says Eric Weinstein, a m...
Tags: Psychology, Corruption, Politics, Media, Society, Innovation, Eric Weinstein, Don, Weinstein, IDW, Stanley Milgram, Wile, Milgram, Solomon Asch, Thiel Capital In, Thiel Capital This


"[P]oliticians like Mr. Trump who stoke anger and fear in their supporters provoke a surge of stress hormones, like cortisol and norepinephrine, and engage the amygdala..."

"... the brain center for threat.... This makes it hard for people to dial down their emotions and think before they act. Mr. Trump has managed to convince his supporters that America is the victim and that we face an existential threat from imagined dangers like the migrant caravan and the 'fake, fake disgusting news.'...  Just about any of us could be susceptible [to becoming violent] under the right conditions.... A 2011 study by Dr. Fiske and a colleague looked at 'social cognition' — the ab...
Tags: Psychology, Crime, Voting, Law, America, Brain, Trump, Stanley Milgram, Ann Althouse, Fiske, Emotional Politics, Gender Difference, Trump rhetoric, Mr Trump, Richard A Friedman


AIs as Substitute Decision Makers

Ian Kerr For the Symposium on The Law And Policy Of AI, Robotics, and Telemedicine In Health Care. “Why, would it be unthinkable that I should stay in the  saddle  however much the  facts  bucked?” -  Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty We are witnessing an interesting juxtaposition in medical decision-making. Heading in one direction, patients’ decision-making capacity is increasing , thanks to an encouraging shift in patient treatment. Health providers are moving away fro...
Tags: Canada, Ibm Watson, Jack, Blackstone, Branding, Guest Blogger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richards, University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair, Fuller, Stanley Milgram, Astra Taylor, Milgram, Ryan Calo, Ian Kerr


17 Years Later: Did Fast and the Furious Boost The Appeal of Japanese Cars?

17 years after The Fast and the Furious hit theaters and showed the Japanese tuner scene to many Americans for the first time, prices of the rides portrayed continue to rise. This according to ClassicCars.com, to which I can only say, duh! If you think about it, this is pointing out the obvious to the Nth degree. Of course the prices of Japanese cars are continuing to rise, and it’s not down to a “car” movie franchise that turned into a caper movie franchise with cars tacked on as little more th...
Tags: Feature, Movies, California, Ferrari, Editorials, Autos, Toyota, Gran Turismo, Honda, Nissan, Andy Reid, Paul Walker, Comparison, Mazda, Supra, Stanley Milgram


Immigration Officials at the Border and the Milgram Experiment

I thought immediately of the Milgram experiment when I saw this interview with Tom Homan the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Watch the head of ICE pause when asked by @wolfblitzer if the policy of separating children from their parents is humane. https://t.co/gX0UN7dnrW pic.twitter.com/W4rhUjiO0g — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 19, 2018 In 1961 and 1962, social psychologist Stanley Milgram wanted to know if average Americans would follow the orders of an autho...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Immigration, Gop, Ice, Refugees, Infertility, Homan, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Tom Homan, Milgram Experiment, Customs Enforcement Watch the head of ICE, Milgram Milgram


Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

“I actually felt as if I was going to perish,” said psychologist Stanley Milgram upon asking a subway rider for their seat. Asking for help makes most of us uncomfortable and we often go to great lengths to avoid doing it. We fear rejection. We fear that people we think less of us. We believe people don’t really want to help. But the truth is we need the help and support of others to succeed. To be sure, leadership is fundamentally about asking people for help. “Reaching your fullest potential...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Research, Grant, ASPCA, Stanley Milgram, Heidi Grant


7 Dreadful Psychological Experiments (and why science may have benefited from them)

When it comes to psychological experiments the period spanning the 40 years or so after the end of World War II was nothing short of scary. Scientists were physically administering electric shocks to people with sometimes, high doses of electricity, putting others (often children) through severe mental and physical trauma and abusing animals to an extent that doesn’t even bare thinking about fopr a compassionate human being. We also had the authorities at Harvard turning a blind eye to experimen...
Tags: New York, Stanford, Nazis, Harvard, Lifehacks, Martin Luther King, Princeton, Life Coaching, Trump, Eagles, Kaczynski, Elliott, Walter Mischel, Kitty Genovese, Ted Kaczynski, Adolf Eichmann


5 Reasons Why ‘The Americans’ is the Best It’s Ever Been This Season

The Americans is one of the most quietly relevant shows on television, but not necessarily on purpose. The series took on a new meta-level importance with the election of Donald Trump, whose tenure has been marred by his ties to Russia, an ever-growing scandal that could eventually be his undoing. On The Americans, it’s the 1980s, our protagonists are KGB spies, and the Soviet Union is about to collapse. The relationship between Russia and America is the story’s central tête-à-tête; Philip and ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Vladimir Putin, Mexico, Russia, America, Gorbachev, Reagan, Features, United States, Thriller, Yale, Stevie Nicks, Donald Trump, FX, Mikhail Gorbachev


Professionalizing leadership — education

Barbara Kellerman looks at three crucial areas of learning leadership; leadership education; leadership training; and leadership development. In this post, she discusses the importance of leadership education and how it should be approached and improved. In the last forty years the leadership industry has burgeoned beyond anyone’s early imaginings. Learning to lead has become a commonplace, in each of the different sectors; in every type of institution and organization; and in higher education, ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Leadership, Education, Stanford, US, America, Management, George Orwell, Beethoven, Václav Havel, Napoleon, Picasso, Social Sciences, Martin Scorsese, Plato


The Milgram Experiment, Submission to Authority, Your Life, and Career

The world is, quite simply, a jungle. You have your strong species and your weak species. You have your strong people and your weak people. Strong people impose their will on the weak and make the weak act in ways that benefit the strong. In the animal kingdom, for example, the strong apes have access to the best mates, the most food, and the best lifestyle. The weaker apes fear them. The stronger apes are strong based on their ability to intimidate and impose their will on the weaker apes, thei...
Tags: Careers, Yale University, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Milgram Study


'The Fear Factor' Explores the Impulse within Us All

Sometimes a book's success is not just the power of what it's trying to tell us. It can also be about the perfection of timing. This year will most likely be known as the year of the reckoning. Our stars might not have slipped over to the other side so much as burned out gloriously in front of us. The list of sexual indiscretions from allegedly trustworthy television personalities and elected politicians has expanded in a horrifying fashion, like bugs crawling out from under boulders. Cal...
Tags: Facebook, Music, America, Bill Cosby, Fear, Las Vegas, Nuremberg, Behavioral Psychology, Booker, Darwin, Altruism, Marsh, Potomac River, Newark New Jersey, Cory Booker, Skinner


Why do humans commit extraordinary evil?

The hideous deeds committed by members of ISIS raise the question why humans alone, among the species, at times engage in mass killings of their own kind. We can find help in understanding this vexing issue by looking at the men who organized and carried out the Nazis’ attempted destruction of the Jewish people known as the Holocaust. Mass shootings like those in Paris or Orlando, inspired by radical Islamist ideas, take place in violation of legal and societal norms, whereas the massacres of th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Isis, Featured, Evil, History, Holocaust, Paris, Cambodia, Nazi, Morality, Nuremberg, Hitler, Steven Pinker, Orlando, Rwanda


Opening Skinner’s Box - An Interesting Intellectual Voyage

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The theatrical group Improbable takes a look at the struggle to understand the human condition, as well as its strengths, weaknesses and limits in Opening Skinner's Box.Based on Lauren Slater's book of the same name, the show looks at a number of significant psychological experiments undertaken over the years, as well how those experiments, and the guiding forces behind them, have been regarded by the passage of time. The stage work also uses the character...
Tags: Theatre, Slater, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Skinner, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Lee Thompson, Nigel Edwards, Leon Festinger, Judd Hollander, Elizabeth Loftus, Phelim McDermott, Lee Simpson, Rosenhan, Lauren Slater, Slater Kate Maravan


Shit Stirrer Ann Coulter Is In A Non-Stop Twitter Beef With Delta Airlines — They Claim Her Tirade Is 'Unnecessary & Unacceptable'! LOOK!

Ann Coulter wants everyone to know that we're STILL mad at airlines! Specifically Delta Airlines, which was the subject of a turbulent Twitter tantrum from the political pundit after a not-so-great flight experience over the weekend. It all began Saturday afternoon when the conservative launched the first of 32 (and counting!) fiery tweets at the company after she was moved to a more cramped seat than the one she paid for! Related: Ann Is Jumping Off The Trump Train! The experience was definitel...
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Turning The Famous Psychology Experiments Of History Into A Theatre Piece

Eric Grode talks to members of the company Improbable about how they put together Opening Skinner's Box, an adaptation of the controversial book by Lauren Slater about studies such as Stanley Milgram's infamous experiment with obedience (where subjects were told to administer electric shocks) and Elizabeth Loftus's work on how memories can be shaped and […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Skinner, Stanley Milgram, Elizabeth Loftus, Eric Grode, 07.06.17, Lauren Slater


Omni, the Iconic Sci-Fi Magazine, Now Digitized in High-Resolution and Available Online

There was a time, not so long ago, when not only could a blockbuster Hollywood comedy make a reference to a science magazine, but everyone in the audience would get that reference. It happened in Ghostbusters, right after the titular boys in gray hit it big with their first high-profile busting of a ghost. In true 1980s style, a success montage followed, in the middle of which appeared the cover of Omni magazine's October 1984 issue which, according to the Ghostbusters Wiki, "featured a ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Hollywood, Science, College, Wikipedia, John Lennon, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan, Magazines, Marilyn Monroe, Sci Fi, Seoul, Omni


Author Interview: Gina Perry, Author Of 'Behind The Shock

In the early 1960s, Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist at Yale, conducted a series of experiments that became famous. Unsuspecting Americans were
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Conducting the milgram experiment in Poland, psychologists show people still obey

A replication of one of the most widely known obedience studies, the Stanley Milgram experiment, shows that even today, people are still willing to harm others in pursuit of obeying authority. The study is published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Tags: Science, Poland, Stanley Milgram


The Milgram Experiment, Submission to Authority, Your Life, and Career

The world is, quite simply, a jungle. You have your strong species and your weak species. You have your strong people and your weak people. Strong people impose their will on the weak and make the weak act in ways that benefit the strong. In the animal kingdom, for example, the strong apes have access to the best mates, the most food, and the best lifestyle. The weaker apes fear them. The stronger apes are strong based on their ability to intimidate and impose their will on the weaker a...
Tags: Careers, Yale University, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Milgram Study


We Raise Bears - To A Distant Plain

Dublin-based indie band We Raise Bears talk to us in depth about the ideas behind their music video for 'To A Distant Plain', loosely based on the obedience studies of Dr Stanley Milgram in 1962. 'To A Distant… (in post The Band Explains: We Raise Bears - 'To A Distant Plain' (Video) from When The Horn Blows. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Dublin, Stanley Milgram


Five Steps to Tyranny

In 2000, the BBC broadcast an hour-long documentary called Five Steps to Tyranny, a look at how ordinary people can do monstrous things in the presence of authority. Horrific things happen in the world we live in. We would like to believe only evil people carry out atrocities. But tyrannies are created by ordinary people, like you and me. [Colonel Bob Stewart:] “I’d never been to the former Yugoslavia before in my life, so what actually struck me about the country was how beautiful it was,...
Tags: Stanford, Germany, Bbc, Burma, Hitler, Rwanda, Bosnia, Jason Kottke, Yugoslavia, Stanley Milgram, Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Bob Stewart, Jane Elliott