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Science for the People

This week, we take a look at 2 notable post world war 2 social psy­chol­o­gy exper­i­ments and their cre­ators: Stan­ley Mil­gram and his shock machine”, and Muzafer Sher­if’s boys camp study on group con­flict. How did these sci­en­tists approach their work? How did the exper­i­ments run? How do the exper­i­ments hold up? How did peo­ple feel then about the ethics of them, and how do we feel now? We are joined by reg­is­tered psy­chol­o­gist and author Gina Per­ry, who has writ­ten a book each on these men: Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Sto­ry of the Noto­ri­ous Mil­gram Psy­chol­o­gy Experiments”.