Obedience to authority – lessons from Milgram applied to COVID-19

Author(s):
Dr Raj Persaud interviews Professor Stephen Reicher

Duration:
53 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
May 2020

Type:
Podcast

CPD domain:
Academic, Clinical

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In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Stephen Reicher about Milgram’s famous ‘obedience study’ (Milgram, 1963) and the various conclusions that can be drawn from the findings. What does this, together with more recent research into obedience, imply about our willingness to conform to authority, and what does it tell us about our likelihood to comply with instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic?

 

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