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Taking Orders to Be Violent Might be Easier Than You Think

Clip: Season 46 Episode 22 | 5m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

The Milgram Shock Experiment suggests that when an authority figure makes an order, even if seemingly violent, most people will carry it through.

Aired: 11/20/19

Rating: NR

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