In 2007, actor/reporter Darren Brown re-created Stanley Milgram's famous Obedience to Authority experiment as part of his United Kingdom television series, The Heist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w). After viewing the 11 minute video, what surprised you most about the participants? Do you think the results would be similar if re-created, here, in the United States ? Why or why not? Finally, what implications do Milgram's 1960s work and Brown's "pseudo" re-creation in 2007 have on our understanding of the human condition?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 6:36 am ad1c9bdddf
The most surprising thing about the participants in this video is that they respond virtually the same as people did in Milgram's original experiment from the 1960s. In both videos people said, "I can't do this," yet they all proceeded. In both videos people delivered shocks to a level where the person stopped making noise and the only possible assumption is that the person is either dead or unconscious. People had no problem administering lethal levels of shock as long as the responsibility was not on them. The only person who stopped (after starting) was the person who was aware of the Milgram experiment.
As far as recreation of ...
Milgram's 1960s work and Brown's "pseudo" re-creation in 2007 are explicated. References are also provided to further validate the findings.