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Obedience to authority : an experimental view

The late social psychologist reports on the proceedings and results of his experiments on obedience to authority, describing his efforts to determine to what extent individuals will obey orders even if they knew that these orders were painful and immoral, in a thirtieth anniversary edition of the classic study. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Print Book, English, 2004
1st Perennial Classics ed View all formats and editions
Perennial Classics, New York, 2004
xxiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780060737283, 006073728X
The dilemma of obedience
Method of inquiry
Expected behavior
Closeness of the victim
Individuals confront authority
Further variations and controls
Individuals confront authority II
Role permutations
Group effects
Why obedience? : an analysis
The process of obedience: applying the analysis to the experiment
Strain and disobedience
An alternative theory: is aggression the key?
Problems of method
Problems of ethics in research
Patterns among individuals
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1974