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Experimenter

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Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Edoardo Ballerini, Kellan Lutz, Dennis Haysbert, Danny A. Abeckaser, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo
Released
2015
Stanley Milgram | Jean Piaget
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Researcher John tells research subjects James and Fred, "Now, psychologists several theories on how humans learn."
John tells James, "Now we want you to memorize them," (0:01)

Social psychologist Stanley Milgram tells party guest Sasha, "It's a combination: sociology, anthropology, psychology." (0:10)

James tells subject Taylor, "I get a little skittish, nervous." (0:17)

James tells Stanley, "I still get nervous." (0:20)

Stanley quotes his daughter: "My dad's a psychologist, but not the kind who talks to people lying down. He's an experimental psychologist." (0:22)

Sasha tells the others, "I think I'd go nuts in this little room all day." (0:23)

Stanley tells the others, "All the psychiatrists and psychologists I consulted were convinced that we'd have trouble finding a single person that'd go all the way through to the end." (0:28)

Stanley: "The results are terrifying and depressing." (0:31)

Stanley tells a subject, "Look... a great many participants were prone to nervous laughter..."(0:32)

Stanley, referring to his wife: "Sasha goes back to school, Smith College, for a degree in social work. My first obedience paper submitted... to the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology is finally published..." (0:40)

Stanley answers I student: "I like to think of it as illusion, not deception... but illusion... has a revelatory function, as in a play. Illusion can set the stage for revelation..."
Student: "... you were delivering... psychological shocks, and the anxieties..." (0:40)

Stanley: "There's an element of illusion in almost all my work." (0:42)

Stanley: "... but how would you feel if you picked up a copy of American Psychologist and found yourself attacked in an article called 'Some Thoughts on Ethics in Research: a response to Milgram's Behavioral Study of Obedience'?" (0:50)

Stanley: "Psychiatrists, many of you in this room, predicted that only one person in a thousand would deliver the shocks across the board..."
Committee member: "Stress in fact, was a part of it... Extreme stress."
Stanley: "I wanted to ask... about the psychological function of obedience... the defense mechanisms it entails..." (0:50)

Stanley: "A year after the study, a psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Errara, was hired to meet with subjects who might have suffered possible negative effects." (0:53)

Errara: "Professor Milgram?"
Subject: "I actually tried to memorize the word pairs myself..."
Stanley: "The meetings were... full of confusion... but we concluded that no one... had been traumatized." (0:53)

Stanley: "Head of the Department of Social Psychology... research and training of graduate students in social psychology." (1:01)

Talk show host: "My next guest is professor of psychology... He's written... Obedience to Authority... sociopsychologist, Stanley Milgram."
"But they were not particularly aggressive or sadistic people..."
"Milgram belongs on the other end of the shock machine." (1:03)

Stanley: "I've done some psych experiments..." (1:08)

Stanley responds to a man looking like Abraham Lincoln: "Social psychology." (1:12)

Actor William tells actor Ossie: "They don't just come in and sadistically pull these switches..."
William tells Stanley, "The network was nervous." (1:20)

Stanley tells his wife Sasha, "Piaget. You remember when I was translating Piaget?" (1:27)

Stanley tells the emergency room receptionist, "I'm Stanley Milgram." (1:29)

Stanley: "The obedience experiments are cited and discussed in nearly every introductory psychology textbook worldwide." (1:32)