Commentary Cites Research by Knox Faculty

From: Truthout (Sacramento, CA)

Fifty years ago this month, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram published a groundbreaking article that a majority of [research] participants would dutifully administer increasingly severe electric shocks to strangers including potentially lethal doses because an authority told them that it was necessary… His research is rightly recognized as a warning of how easily things can go wrong if people obey authority uncritically and systematically…

While large corporations sometimes give direct orders to consumers, more often they manipulate emotions through marketing and advertising… In recent years, a growing body of psychology research, including important work by Tim Kasser at Knox College, has revealed associations between orientation toward money and possessions and poorer life satisfaction… Read more at Truthout… Read more about Tim Kasser on the Knox College website...