Thursday, February 15, 2007

Derren Brown;The Heist, Includes a Reenactment of the Milgram Shock Experiment

Can he get them to rob a bank?

Click here for the full episode of Derren Brown's The Heist

From Wikipedia;
The Heist ; In the show, Derren Brown used his skills on selected participants who answered an ad. "Under the guise of a motivational seminar" (where they would allegedly learn Derren Brown's skills) . . . The idea was that after the conditioning they received, they would voluntarily rob the van of their own accord . . .There was no mention of the 'crime' to the participants, and they were not (directly) instructed to do it.

This programme also contained a reenactment of the Milgram experiment carried out by Stanley Milgram in the 1960s in the aim of selecting four of the most motivated of the group.

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