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Dr. Milgram, I Presume?

- December 19, 2007

To follow up on Lee’s post about the Milgram research:

In my political psychology class, the final exam includes a question about authority and its role in atrocities such as My Lai and the Holocaust. Two minor gems emerged. One student wrote her entire answer repeatedly referring to the seminal research of “Milgram Stanley.” Another (again, repeatedly) discusses the experiments of “Stanley Milligram.”

Neither approaches this (or, God knows, this), but I’ll blog what I’ve got.

[Addendum: “Milligram” is not induced by MS Word’s spell-check. MS Word would change “Milgram” to, interestingly, “Mailgram.”]

[Update: A student did refer to the “Mailgram” experiments.]

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