October 16, 2015
Genre(s): Drama, History
How far would someone go to understand the human mind? How far would that person be allowed to go before the public turned against him? In July of 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram began a series of experiments at Yale University, later known as the "Milgram Experiment," that changed the field of psychology forever. Milgram, after learning how so many Nazi followed horrific orders, believed that he could better understand human behavior and human willingness to obey orders through electric shock experiments. Yet, Milgram's own ability to follow orders was tested - by conventional wisdom, his colleagues and his family.