Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Milgram Experiment

We covered the Milgram Experiment in lecture today. I'd read of it before, but somehow viewing it on video was really a lot more... shocking.

I'd like to think that I'd have been stronger than that, that I'd have stopped participating in the experiment before the end, but that is what most of them thought, and most of them continued anyway. If I had been ignorant of the nature of the experiment, I suspect I'd have been one of the 2/3 who carried on till the end.

It's just really disturbing (and interesting) to know how pliable humans really are, and how easily the WW2 war crimes could theoretically be repeated.