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Psychology of Evil - The Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiment The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram. They measured the willingness of study participants, mostly young male students from Yale, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience. Milgram first described his research in 1963 in an article published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View. The experiments began in July 1961, in the basement of Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University,three months after the start of the trial of German Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Milgram devised his psychological study to answer the popular question at that particular time: "Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?"The experiments have been repeated many times in the following years with consistent results within differing societies, although not with the same percentages around the globe. Some of the test subjects shown in the experiment may be aggressive in nature, and experience pleasure while administrating electrical shocks, but this doesn't seem to be the norm here. The Milgram experiment is not about showing how aggressive people are, but about people's willingness to inflict pain on other people, despite not liking it at all. It is about people committing acts against their own liking and conviction, because of obedience to higher authority. It's about giving up your own moral compass and handing over responsibility to higher authority. It's about your own personality stepping back and your mind being taken over by an other personality. Some may call this a form of demonic possession. Some may argue that the Milgram experiment also shows people's latent aggressiveness, most are not even aware of, and they welcome the opportunity within the experimental setting to finally express their sadistic tendencies, under the pretext of doing real science. Science may be used as a cloak for hiding one's own evil nature. "I'm not hurting other people, because I'm evil, and I enjoy hurting people, but because I'm doing important science here." Interestingly this reproach may not only be applied to the test subject, but to the scientists performing the Milgram experiment as well. This experiment is highly important, if you want to understand how hierarchies operate, and what is going on in this world, and why it is happening. Rulers and tyrants will exist, as long as people with a slavish mind set will exist. This has far reaching implications: This means that, ultimately, it is the slave who is responsible for any tyranny, and not the tyrant, because he is a coward and accepts being a slave, he has handed over his sovereignty to another person. If every human being had a free and sovereign mind, then the tyrants would never even attain any form of power over humanity. Therefore the underdogs and the yes-men are to be blamed, because of giving in to higher authority and for being submissive. The more people give in to tyrants, the more power the tyrants will attain, and the more power they have attained, the more dangerous it will become to disrespect their authority. What most experimenters overlook here is the "Stockholm Syndrome", the identification of the test subject with the psychologist doing the test: Once having given many electrical shocks, you start feeling guilty, and therefore you don't want to infuriate the psychologist by refusing to go on, because he may use his knowledge about your cooperation with that evil experiment against you. You start identifying with the psychologist and his sadistic experimentation not to be harmed by him. It's a kind of silent agreement for a conspiracy. 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