WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show “The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments”
This great feature uncovers two major sources of scientific distortion:
- Milgram himself selectively reported his results in order to tell a more sensational story; and
- Media depictions, fueled by popular preconceptions, further filtered and distorted the meanings of Milgram’s scientific results.
Both distortions arise from confirmation bias: Milgram’s results seemed valid because they appeared to confirm our worst suspicions about human nature.A Minor Post, Altruism, Behavior, Emotion, Empathy, Ethics, Human Nature, Methods, Psychology, Radio & Podcasts, Scientific Fraud, Social Norms