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. His small-world experiment, while at Harvard, led researchers to analyze the degree of connectedness, including the six degrees of separation concept. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Milgram has received more than 1,247,996 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Stanley Milgram is the 55th most popular psychologist (down from 47th in 2019), the 759th most popular biography from United States (down from 688th in 2019) and the 20th 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 55 out of 182Before him are Max Wertheimer, Sándor Ferenczi, Leon Festinger, Alexander Luria, Aaron T. Beck, and Philip Zimbardo. After him are Edward C. Tolman, Solomon Asch, Fritz Perls, Ernst Kretschmer, Ernst Heinrich Weber, and Margaret Mahler.

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Among people born in 1933, Stanley Milgram ranks 40Before him are Kim Novak, Wilbur Smith, Jerzy Grotowski, Jayne Mansfield, Gian Maria Volonté, and Philip Zimbardo. After him are Abolhassan Banisadr, Manu Dibango, Steven Weinberg, Ali Shariati, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and Joan Collins. Among people deceased in 1984, Stanley Milgram ranks 23Before him are Oleg Antonov, Alfred Kastler, Mohamed Naguib, Karl Wolff, Sam Peckinpah, and Pyotr Kapitsa. After him are Viktor Shklovsky, Philippe Ariès, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Dmitry Ustinov.

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Among people born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 759 out of 15,968Before him are Joe DiMaggio (1914), John Dos Passos (1896), Lex Barker (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), George Foreman (1949), and Philip Zimbardo (1933). After him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), George Kennedy (1925), Mel Brooks (1926), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Mark Hamill (1951).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Stanley Milgram ranks 20Before him are Milton H. Erickson (1901), Howard Gardner (1943), Albert Ellis (1913), Leon Festinger (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), and Philip Zimbardo (1933). After him are Edward C. Tolman (1886), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), Timothy Leary (1920), G. Stanley Hall (1846), and Mary Ainsworth (1913).