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Stop and See Milgram’s ‘Shock Box’

It’s been more than 50 years since Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram began his groundbreaking experiments on obedience to authority when ordered to harm others. His infamous “shock box” embodies one of the most famous, controversial and, important series of experiments of the 20th century. Attendees at the 25th APS Annual Convention, to be held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C., can see the “shock box” up close.

Milgram’s Simulated Shock Generator is making the trip from the Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron down to Washington, DC and will be on display in the Exhibit Hall in booths 302 and 304. Make plans to snap a photo next to the shock box and share on Facebook, or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #aps2013dc.

The Center for the History of Psychology is the central repository for the historical record of psychology and houses the world’s largest collection of papers, artifacts, sound recordings, films, and photographs documenting the history of psychology. It also includes a Museum of Psychology, which displays these materials to tell the story of psychology’s history. For more on the Center for the History of Psychology, hear Cathy Faye, The University of Akron, speak on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 10:25 AM in the in Exhibit Hall A in the Events Area.

 

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