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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. After earning a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University, he taught at Yale, Harvard, and then for most of his career as a professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, until his death in 1984. Milgram gained notoriety for his obedience experiment conducted in the basement of Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University in 1961, three months after the start of the trial of German Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Milgram has received more than 1,459,504 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Stanley Milgram is the 48th most popular psychologist (up from 55th in 2019), the 668th most popular biography from United States (up from 759th 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 48 out of 183Before him are Donald Winnicott, Alfred Kinsey, Elton Mayo, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Philip Zimbardo, and Max Wertheimer. After him are Geert Hofstede, Solomon Asch, Fritz Perls, Raymond Cattell, Sabina Spielrein, and Alexander Luria.

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Among people born in 1933, Stanley Milgram ranks 35Before him are Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, Kim Novak, Philip Zimbardo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After him are Steven Weinberg, John Barry, Oliver Sacks, Gian Maria Volonté, Bernardo Provenzano, and Gene Wilder. Among people deceased in 1984, Stanley Milgram ranks 17Before him are Truman Capote, Ed Gein, Alfred Kastler, Julio Cortázar, Tigran Petrosian, and Mohamed Naguib. After him are Dmitry Ustinov, Anna Anderson, Karl Wolff, Marvin Gaye, Oleg Antonov, and Pyotr Kapitsa.

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Among people born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 668 out of 18,182Before him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Carl Barks (1901), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Nancy Reagan (1921), and Frances McDormand (1957). After him are Michio Kaku (1947), Bob Beamon (1946), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), and Sidney Lumet (1924).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 19Before him are Milton H. Erickson (1901), Gordon Allport (1897), Albert Ellis (1913), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Alfred Kinsey (1894), and Philip Zimbardo (1933). After him are Martin Seligman (1942), Leon Festinger (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Edward C. Tolman (1886), Timothy Leary (1920), and Frederick Herzberg (1923).