Professor Alex Haslam’s work reviews the famous Milgram’s experiment to show how tyranny and obedience actually work. His talk explores current thinking around the psychology of tyranny centering on a reinterrogation of the conclusions derived from Milgram’s ‘obedience to authority’ research.
Alex Haslam is Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in social and organizational contexts. Together with over 200 co-authors, Alex has written and edited 11 books and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on these topics, and his work had been cited over 20,000 times. In 2013 his book The New Psychology of Leadership won the International Leadership Association’s Outstanding Leadership Book Award. He is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and former Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. In 2016 he won the British Psychology Society Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.
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