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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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"Le jeu de la mort"

Posted by hans_adler on 29 Nov 2012 at 08:55 GMT

As a layman I am puzzled that there is no mention of the Milgram experiment's recent replication in a quiz show (rather than science) setting. Isn't it easier to explain the results of the BBC Prison Study in terms of conformance than the outcome of "Le jeu de la mort" in terms of your proposed mechanism? Just to be clear, this is not meant as a rhetorical question.

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