Stanley Milgram

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About the book

Regarded as one of the most important figures in the field of social psychology, Stanley Milgram is best known for his controversial obedience experiment, although he developed many more revealing experiments in his short lifetime. Beginning with who this fascinating man was as a person, Who the Hell is Stanley Milgram? goes on to trace his intellectual influences and then to discuss three of his most important ideas in detail.

Chapter 1: Milgram's Life Story

Chapter 2: Influences on Milgram's Thinking

Chapter 3: Obedience to Authority
Detailing Milgram's most controversial social experiment, this chapter reveals how it was accomplished and why this work continues to be so important.

Chapter 4: The Lost-letter Technique
Milgram's lost-letter experiment was crafted to study the prejudice towards socially objectionable organizations. Here we reveal how he went about it and what the results tell us about human thinking/behaviour.

Chapter 5: The Small World Problem
This chapter follows Milgram's six-degrees of separation theory, which he hoped would prove that there is a limited number of intermediate acquaintances between two random people.

About the author

Kimberley Croft read Psychology at the University of London and gained her Masters in Education from the University of Bath, UK. She is a passionate teacher of psychology and has worked as Head of Social Sciences at a British International School in Malaysia. Kimberley is also a psychology examiner for both A-Level (college-level) courses and the International Baccalaureate. She enjoys reading non-fiction, especially historical autobiographies and preferably whilst wild camping in the mountains or woods. She currently lives with her husband in the Atacama desert in Chile, South America.