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If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

If Hitler Asked you to Electrocute someone would you?

This was the question driving Stanley Milgrim as he sat down in his office at Yale in the early 1960s. Milgrim would go on to develop and carry out the most famous series of social psychology experiments in the history of the discipline. Read about […]

How Good People Go Bad: Mob Mentality Understood

How Good People Go Bad: Mob Mentality Understood

From soccer riots to halloween vandalism…Ferguson to France–there are too many terrible examples of rioting and mass violence to count!  But as good historians (and intellectuals) we don’t simply say, “oh man, that was an intense riot!” and dismiss or even acknowledge it.  No, we […]