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Stanley Milgram: Sociological life Background and Life Stanley Milgram was born August 15, 1933, in New York City. He graduated James Monroe High School in 1950. He later graduated from Queens College in 1954, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Milgram then continued to Harvard for advanced studies in sociology and received his PhD in 1960 working with Gordon Allport. Milgram went to Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with Solomon Asch. Asch was a famous sociologist who studied conformity and group think issues. Asch completed an experiment where he used line lengths to show how easy it is that people conform to other’s thoughts or views. In 1962 he became a professor at Yale. In 1967 he became a City University Professor. Milgram published Obedience to Authority in 1974. The book was translated into seven languages and was nominated for a national book award. Later in Milgram’s life he was awarded the annual social psychology award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work on obedience to authority. He became a well accomplished and respected social psychologist. His studies shocked the nation and his experiments are widely know today. Stanley Milgram died in New York City in 1984, at the age of 51. Milgram’s studies on sociology Stanley Milgram is famous for one sociological study in particular, but did many things regarding social psychology. He is most famous for his Obediance to Authority , which although controversial, very revealing of human nature. He also did a study on the “small world phenomena,” and familiar strangers along with other studies. He had many experiments and published writings.
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Stanley Milgram published The Familiar Stranger : an Aspect of Urban Anonymity in 1972, based on studies in a train station and at CUNY. A familiar stranger is anyone who is seen everyday by an individual, but that individual does not know who the person is. Anybody you come in contact regularly and don’t know is considered a
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