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Obedience

Author: Stanley Milgram; Christopher Johnson; Yale University.; Pennsylvania State University.; Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services.
Publisher: University Park, Penn. : The Pennsylvania State University, Audio Visual Services, [198-?], ©1965.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents Stanley Milgram's early 1960's study on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. Milgram found subject obedience to be substantial, although obedience significantly decreased when the subject became physically closer to the victim of the shocks.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Milgram; Christopher Johnson; Yale University.; Pennsylvania State University.; Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services.
OCLC Number: 42484535
Notes: Documentary.
"Research carried out at Yale University under grants from the National Science Foundation."
Credits: Camera, Ed English ; narrator, Stanley Milgram.
Cast: Narrator/investigator, Stanley Milgram; experimenter, John T. Williams; victim, James J. McDonough.
Description: 1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Presents an experiment conducted during 1962 at Yale University on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person.
Responsibility: Yale University Interaction Laboratory ; produced by Stanley Milgram ; producer/editor, Christopher Johnson.

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Documents Stanley Milgram's early 1960's study on obedience to authority. Describes both obedient and defiant reactions of subjects who are instructed to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. Milgram found subject obedience to be substantial, although obedience significantly decreased when the subject became physically closer to the victim of the shocks.

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