Tag: violence

  • Obedience, Power, and Violence

    Obedience, Power, and Violence

    Is an ordinary person capable of committing heinous acts? After the Holocaust (1941-45), many questioned how Nazi soldiers were capable of such senseless murder. Did it take a certain type of person, or did there exist situational factors that enabled their behavior? This historical moment inspired a series of influential psychological studies. Milgram’s Electric Shock…

  • Psychology Classics: Guns and Dolls –– The Bobo Studies

    This post is part of our ongoing series exploring classic experiments and theories in the history of psychological research.