Aims and Context Milgram (1963)

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What was the context of Milgram's study?
Prevent holocaust from happening again. Brutality carried out by evil minds or ordinary people
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What quote was said by Milgram about the death camps?
"These inhumane policies such as death camps may have originated from the mind of a single person, but they could only be carried out on a massive scale if a very large number of persons obeyed orders"
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What did Adorno (1950) suggest about the German personality?
"Authoritarian"- Hostile towards people beneath them (i.e Jews). Also suggested that the Germans were very obedient to higher authority- these prejudices occurred due to a harsh upbringing and that was displaced onto minority groups
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What did Arendt (1963) suggest about the case of Eichmann?
Implemented the "final solution"- trial in 1961 wasn't sadistic- "terrifyingly normal"- just obeying orders from superior- Himmler- 1944- Eichmann seen over the death of 6m Jews
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What were Milgram's aims?
1.) To find out whether (in a controlled setting) people would obey authority even if it was destructive 2.) to test the hypothesis that "Germans are different" and that their personalities lead to the Holocaust
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