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Obedience to authority : an experimental view

From the Holocaust to Vietnam and Iraq, this title explains how ordinary people can commit the most horrific of crimes if placed under the influence of a malevolent authority.
Print Book, English, 2010
Printer and Martin, London, 2010
xxii, 231 pages : illustrations, charts ; 20 cm
9781905177325, 1905177321
1014218061
The dilemma of obedience
Method of inquiry
Expected behaviour
Closeness of the victim
Individuals confront authority
Further variations and controls
Individuals confront authority II
Role permutations
Group effects
Why obedience?
an analysis
The process of obedience: applying the analysis to the experiment
Strain and disobedience
An alternative theory: is aggression the key?
Problems of method
Epilogue
Originally published: New York : Harper and Row, 1974
"With a new foreword by Philip Zimbardo, Director of the Stanford Prison Experiment"--Cover