The Milgram Experiment

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How far are people willing to go to obey authority? Shockingly, pretty far. Or that is the conclusion one could draw based on a reading of Saul McLeod's article about the 1963 experiment conducted by Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram. After examining the story, readers discuss the text-based and discussion questions included in the packet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • The resource includes a summary of the Milgram experiment, as well as text-based and discussion questions
Cons

  • No attempt is made to provide readers with positive ways to respond to the demands of an authority
Common Core