THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY 25(5) October 2015 Special Issue on Stanley Milgram co-edited by Augustine Brannigan, Ian Nicholason and Fran Cherry

  • Introduction to the special issue: Unplugging the Milgram machine

                  Augustine Brannigan, Ian Nicholson and Frances Cherry

  • Coverage of recent criticisms of Milgram’s obedience experiments in introductory social psychology textbooks

                  Richard A. Griggs and George I. Whitehead III

  • Milgram’s shock experiments and the Nazi perpetrators: A contrarian perspective on the role of obedience pressures during the Holocaust

                  Allan Fenigstein

  • Designing obedience in the lab: Milgram’s shock simulator and human factors engineering

                  Maya Oppenheimer

  • Seeing is believing: The role of the film Obedience in shaping perceptions of Milgram’s Obedience to Authority experiments

                  Gina Perry

  • The normalization of torment: Producing and managing anguish in Milgram’s “Obedience” laboratory

                  Ian Nicholson

  • Obedience in perspective: Psychology and the Holocaust

                  George R. Mastroianni

  • Acting otherwise: Resistance, agency, and subjectivities in Milgram’s studies of obedience

                  Ethan Hoffman, N. Reed Myerberg and Jill G. Morawski



Augustine Brannigan, The Sociology of Crime, a set of lectures prepared for Athabasca University (2015)

  • Justice and The Rule of Law
  • The Legal Elements of Crime
  • Measuring Crime
  • The Crime Drop and the Enterprise of Criminology
  • Explaining Crime: The Two Different Traditions
  • Realist Theories: Crime and Social Structure
  • Relativistic Theories: Crime and Cultural Transmission Theories
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Understanding ‘mere murder’
  • Murder Extraordinaire
  • Defining Policy Considerations