The Psychology of Order Following

In 1961, Yale University Psychologist Stanley Milgrim conducted an experiment in an attempt to explain the psychology of genocide, and in particular how the Nazis could have done what they did. Participants in the study were 40 men aged 20-50 and were all led to believe they were participating in a study on memory and learning, to ostensibly see what the effect of punishment was on the ability to memorize content. 

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