Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      experiments as theatrical devices
      internal and external validity of the OTA studies
      obedience and the Holocaust
      the Milgram machine
    • Abstract:
      The current issue of Theory & Psychology is devoted to Stanley Milgram and his contribution to the study of obedience. It presents a decidedly critical evaluation of these well-known experiments that challenges their relevance to our understanding of events such as the Holocaust. It builds on recent investigations of the Milgram archive at Yale. The discipline’s adulation of the obedience research overlooks several critical factors: the palpable trauma experienced by many participants, and the stark skepticism of the deceptive cover-story experienced by many others, Milgram’s misrepresentation of the way in which the prods were undertaken to ensure standardization, and his failure to de-brief the vast majority of participants. There is also the cherry-picking of findings. The project was whitewashed in the film, Obedience, prepared by Milgram to popularize his conclusions. The articles contributed for this issue offer a more realistic assessment of Milgram’s contribution to knowledge. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      6575
    • ISSN:
      0959-3543
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0959354315604408
    • Accession Number:
      110965445
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRANNIGAN, A.; NICHOLSON, I.; CHERRY, F. Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine. Theory & Psychology, [s. l.], v. 25, n. 5, p. 551–563, 2015. DOI 10.1177/0959354315604408. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=110965445. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brannigan A, Nicholson I, Cherry F. Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine. Theory & Psychology. 2015;25(5):551-563. doi:10.1177/0959354315604408
    • APA:
      Brannigan, A., Nicholson, I., & Cherry, F. (2015). Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine. Theory & Psychology, 25(5), 551–563. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354315604408
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brannigan, Augustine, Ian Nicholson, and Frances Cherry. 2015. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Unplugging the Milgram Machine.” Theory & Psychology 25 (5): 551–63. doi:10.1177/0959354315604408.
    • Harvard:
      Brannigan, A., Nicholson, I. and Cherry, F. (2015) ‘Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine’, Theory & Psychology, 25(5), pp. 551–563. doi: 10.1177/0959354315604408.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brannigan, A, Nicholson, I & Cherry, F 2015, ‘Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine’, Theory & Psychology, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 551–563, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brannigan, Augustine, et al. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Unplugging the Milgram Machine.” Theory & Psychology, vol. 25, no. 5, Oct. 2015, pp. 551–563. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0959354315604408.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brannigan, Augustine, Ian Nicholson, and Frances Cherry. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Unplugging the Milgram Machine.” Theory & Psychology 25, no. 5 (October 2015): 551–63. doi:10.1177/0959354315604408.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brannigan A, Nicholson I, Cherry F. Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine. Theory & Psychology [Internet]. 2015 Oct [cited 2020 Nov 28];25(5):551–63. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=110965445