Stanley Milgram

1933 - 1984

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Stanley Milgram (August 15, 1933 – December 20, 1984) was an American social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiments on obedience conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, especially the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing the experiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Milgram has received more than 1,644,437 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Stanley Milgram is the 57th most popular psychologist (down from 48th in 2019), the 926th most popular biography from United States (down from 668th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Psychologist.

Stanley Milgram was a psychologist who conducted the Milgram experiment in 1961. The experiment was designed to test how much people would obey an authority figure, even if they were told to do something that conflicted with their morals.

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Among psychologists, Stanley Milgram ranks 57 out of 235Before him are Albert Ellis, Kurt Koffka, Martin Seligman, Aaron T. Beck, Alexander Luria, and Fritz Perls. After him are Pierre Janet, Solomon Asch, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Geert Hofstede, Karl Abraham, and Stanislav Grof.

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Among people born in 1933, Stanley Milgram ranks 51Before him are David McCallum, Gian Maria Volonté, Richard Rogers, Joan Collins, Charles K. Kao, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. After him are Edward de Bono, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bobby Robson, Wilbur Smith, Ilia II of Georgia, and Cormac McCarthy. Among people deceased in 1984, Stanley Milgram ranks 30Before him are Truman Capote, Oleg Antonov, Pyotr Kapitsa, Marvin Gaye, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Dmitry Ustinov. After him are Vicente Aleixandre, Philippe Ariès, Viktor Shklovsky, Karl Rahner, Pierre Gemayel, and Tito Gobbi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 926 out of 20,380Before him are Jennifer Connelly (1970), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Burton Richter (1931), William Kemmler (1860), Richard Crenna (1926), and Neale Donald Walsch (1943). After him are Rod Steiger (1925), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Steve Martin (1945), Barbara Bush (1925), Ben Bernanke (1953), and Anne Baxter (1923).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 19Before him are Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Albert Ellis (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), and Aaron T. Beck (1921). After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Leon Festinger (1919), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Mary Ainsworth (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), and Edward C. Tolman (1886).