Date:10.11.2016, 01:10 Stanley Milgram (August 15, 1933 December 20, 1984) was an American social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiment on obedience conducted in the. In the early '60s psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his "obedience" experiments, showing that most people will do what an authority figure tells them to do. Psychology professor Thomas Blass details Milgram's life and work in his book. Of those other 700-odd people, obedience rates varied enormously. In fact, there were variations of the experiment where no one obeyed.". On how Milgram's study coincided with the trial of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann and how the experiment reinforced. Behind the Shock Machine The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments. In the early 1960s, Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist at Yale, conducted a series of experiments that became famous.