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Milgram, Stanley (1933–1984)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0568

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Milgram, Stanley (1933–1984). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Stanley Milgram received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard in 1960. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at Harvard, but was denied tenure (some think due to his obedience studies), and he moved to the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where he remained until his death. Using an auditory judgment task rather than the visual judgment task of the original Solomon Asch studies, Milgram compared the conformity levels of Norwegians and Frenchmen and found Norwegians to be more conforming.