Week 3 Memo

Week 3 Memo - Victor Kmita Soc 1/Section 107 September 9...

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Victor Kmita Soc 1/Section 107 September 9, 2008 Week 3: The Power of Social Forces The first reading I read this week, Human Relations, by Stanley Milgram, was a very easy read compared the Emile Durkheim readings of last week. The Milgram reading was different because it describes the development and execution of a study, almost like a narrative. This gives me, the reader, at least a slight expectation of what I am going to read in the rest of the reading. I found it really interesting how the more you are detached from somebody the more likely you are not going to care if they are being hurt. Like if you actually have to touch them, or hear them, or nothing at all. I have a memory of watching a movie on this in my psychology AP class in high school, but I don’t remember anything important. When I read this article I thought of World War 2 and how the Nazis were able to control their soldiers to do what they want. I know this isn’t the best study to demonstrate that, but I feel it has some
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