This is a rather disturbing experiment done by Stanley Milgram where normal people are asked to give electric shocks to another person when they answer questions incorrectly. The shocks started small and increased upon each wrong question all the way up to 450 volts (enough to kill a person). Shockingly, the majority of people went all the way to the end of the experiment. Had it been real, they would have killed the other person. Proceed in watching these with caution.
Studying sociology at Kilgore College and finding the topic quite interesting. As a primer, I’ve been listening to a podcast on social psychology from UC Berkeley. The subject tries to describe what drives people to make decisions in society. The “breaching” experiments were especially entertaining. This is where students were asked to breach social norms and observe how unsuspecting people respond.
For your viewing pleasure, I present some breaching of the social norms: