Gina Perry. The true story of the most controversial psychological research of the modern era. In the summer of , a group of ordinary men and women volunteered for a memory experiment to be conducted by young, dynamic psychologist Stanley Milgram. None could have imagined that, once seated in the lab, they would be placed in front of a box known as a shock machine and asked to give electric shocks to a man they'd just met.
And no one could have foreseen how the repercussions of their actions, made under pressure and duress, would reverberate through their lives. For what the volunteers did not know was that the man was an actor, the shocks were fake, and what was really being tested was just how far they would go. When Milgram's results were released, they created a worldwide sensation.
But some questioned Milgram's unethical methods in fooling people. Milgram became both hero and villain, and his work seized the public imagination for more than half a century, inspiring books, plays, films, and art.
For Gina Perry, the story of the experiments never felt finished. Listening to participants' accounts and reading Milgram's files and notebooks, she pieced together an intriguing, sensational story: Milgram's plans had gone further than anyone imagined. Going All the Way. The Limits of Debriefing. Subscription Notification.
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Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments by Gina Perry. Tanetta Andersson. Trinity College. Follow this. Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for the Australian edition: "Remarkable Reading Behind the Behind the Shock Machine: the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments - Kindle edition by Gina Perry. Download it once.
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Stay connected! All Things Considered. She simply never articulates what the hell her beef is. It's not nearly as cut and dried as imagined. We pay more attention to animal experiments, than we do to what happens in human research for the simple reason that we think 'informed consent' fixes all. Milgram, Skinner and others placed their trust in 'objective' methods and behaviorism. Read preview.