Experimenter
2017

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY

with

Dr. Howard Ehrlichman

Professor Emeritus, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Experimenter— The Nature of Evil

A discussion of the nature of evil, as well as a look at Stanley Milgram as a person, a teacher, and a colleague. Part of the 2017 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY

Film Synopsis

In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.

Based on a true story, the film follows famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard), who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey by using electric shock. The story traces Milgram's life, from meeting his wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry.

About the Speaker

Dr. Howard Ehrlichman received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he was a colleague of Stanley Milgram’s and was the Department Chair at the time of Milgram’s death.  He is the author on over 40 published papers and co-author of Personality: The Science of Individuality.