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Contesting the “Nature” Of Conformity: What Milgram and Zimbardo's Studies Really Show

  • S. Alexander Haslam mail,

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

  • Stephen. D. Reicher

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, University of St. Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

  • Published: November 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001426

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Thanks for the support

Posted by neurotaylor on 21 Nov 2012 at 09:33 GMT

Nice to see further confirmation for the arguments made in my 2009 book Cruelty (Oxford University Press). There, I cite Laurence Rees, discussing a WWII perpetrator who still thought he'd done the right thing, years later. See also Sade, who wasn't exactly conformist.

Competing interests declared: I wrote a book on a similar topic.