Stanley Milgram

Psychologist, Academic

1933 – 1984

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Who was Stanley Milgram?

Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist.

He conducted various studies and published articles during his lifetime, with the most notable being his controversial study on obedience to authority, conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, specifically the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing this experiment.

His small-world experiment while at Harvard would lead researchers to analyze the degree of connectedness, most notably the six degrees of separation concept.

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Born
Aug 15, 1933
New York City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, Queens College, City University of New York
    Political Science
    ( - 1954)
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Social psychology
    (1954 - 1960)
  • James Monroe High School
Employment
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • New York
    ( - 1984)
Died
Dec 20, 1984
New Rochelle

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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