Psychology of Aggression and Violence

The video below shows a version of Stanley Milgram's classic experiment looking at "Obedience to Authority". What you will see is why decent people are prepared to administer potentially fatal electric shocks to a perfect stranger; just because a man in a white coat tells them to do so.


This has wider implications. It proves that a person in authority can manipulate ordinary people to commit gross acts of violence. This goes someway to explaining (but not condoning) the behaviour of the Nazis during WW2. It also shows that extreme dictatorships can also manipulate people and armed forces.



Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire
.pdf
Download PDF • 127KB
Bussey and Perry Comparison Chart
.pdf
Download PDF • 62KB

40 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

©2020 by The Crime Lab. 

The Crime lab Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with Company number 12621910

2 Maple Drive Taverham Norwich NR8 6TF