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Stanley Milgram Experiment

How to Be a Hero: Insight From the Milgram Experiment

Matthew Hollander | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science
Matthew Hollander

This unilateral focus on the dark side has had the unintended effect of blinding us to one of the most obvious and inspiring features of the experiment: it also showed that hundreds of ordinary people -- though the minority of Milgram's participants -- did in fact have what it takes to stand up for what is right.

Are We Beginning a War of Good vs Evil?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Joseph W. Gauld

I believe the battle is coming down to civilization vs ancient authoritarianism, which ultimately makes it a war between what we in the civilized world consider good vs what we consider evil. That is a war worth fighting--and winning decisively.

Use Your Own Brain (Career Advice With Extra Pickles)

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

I must be getting old, because people are starting to ask for my advice. And not in the "where is the bathroom?" kind of way, either. It's more like "what do you wish you knew back when you started out?"

The "Sweat Lodge Guru" Guilty Verdict: Recognizing the Deadly Influence of Authority

Kent Greenfield | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

Two years ago, three people died in a sweat lodge near Sedona, Arizona, during a so-called "Spiritual Warrior" retreat led by self-help guru James Art...

Hope For Iranians in the French Torture Game

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

As the French torture game highlights the capability of human beings to engage in seemingly inexplicable behavior, it also sheds light on how Iranian forces are capable of committing such violent acts.

Recreating Milgram: The French 'Game of Death'

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

It's the same old bad argument: we can do hideous things and get away with it on TV by saying it's ironic. This isn't irony; it's abuse.

'Game Of Death': 'Torture' Game Show Stirs Controversy In France

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Contestants on a French game show called 'Game of Death' have been shown to be willing to torture a man to death if given encouragement. The TV sho...

Six Degrees of Urban Myth

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

There is a powerful network linking us all, and maybe Milgram had the right idea - even though his research was flawed.

Time to End the Torture Experiment!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Remember folks that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing! There are only a few perpetrators but there are a lot of us.