Tag Archives: social influence

Rioting in Missouri

American policing does not appear to have benefitted from psychological insights! In a recent edition of New Scientist (30 August) Michael Bond reflects on the body of research that has shown that crowds are not mad, bad and dangerous. They are often happy collections of people (think Glastonbury). Even demonstrations often have a fairly carnival-type […]

The truth about Milgram

Some new evidence about what really happened in Milgram’s studies has recently come to light. About 10 years, Australian journalist and psychologist Gina Perry discovered that Yale University had an archive with hundreds of audiotapes documenting Milgram’s research. Her study of these tapes have recently been published in a book (‘Behind the shock machine‘, 2013) […]