1963 & 1974. First Edition. "Behavioral Study of Obedience" (The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 67 No. 4 pp. 371-378, October 1963) and Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (First Edition, Tavistock Publications, 1974). The Journal is in original wraps with light sunning, previous owner's name in red pencil at top edge of cover. Interior is crisp and clean. The book is Fine in a Fine dust jacket in mylar cover. Both are enclosed in a custom folding case with gold embossed titling to spine. Very Good / fine.
Beginning in 1961, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram performed a series of social psychology experiments that measured the willingness of people to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience. In each experiment, a volunteer subject was given the role of “teacher,” and an actor was assigned the role of “learner.” The teacher was then given a list of word pairs with which to teach and test the learner. The learner would press a button to indicate his response, and if the answer was incorrect, the teacher would administer a shock, with the voltage increasing in 15-volt increments for each wrong answer. In Milgram's first set of experiments, 65 percent of participants administered the final massive 450-volt shock, though all protested that they did not want to administer shocks of that magnitude. Subsequently, Milgram and other psychologists performed variations of the experiment throughout the world, with similar results. This offering includes the original paper on the experiment by Milgram along with a first edition of his later book describing this and other similar experiments.