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 […]
If you haven’t seen this vintage video clip have a look now – it is from the American TV programme Candid Camera filmed in 1962. You’ll love it!
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) […]