The subjects' accounts of the impact revealed a lasting legacy, some having thought about the implications of the experiments for years. One suggested in an interview that he thought Milgram himself was enjoying inflicting emotional pain. This raises an important question. Do we hold up the controlled variable experiment as more scientific and a greater way to further knowledge than observing the actual real human experience?
The famous Harlow experiments exposed sensitive Rhesus monkeys to cruel emotional deprivation to conclude that beyond feeding, these poor, maternally deprived creatures would cling to a soft 'cloth mother' substitute over a harsh wire mother. In the same period John Bowlby , regarded as the father of attachment theory, observed the decline of infants in institutions where their physical needs were met but where they received little or no loving contact.
They did not thrive and many died. It seems that the suffering of the Rhesus monkeys was unnecessary for human advancement or to advance an understanding of the effects of emotional neglect. Thankfully the electric shock experiments would not be allowed under current ethical guidelines for psychological studies, and animal rights movements have achieved some protection for animals; but this remains equivocal.
The guidelines in place for animals bypass the question of wether non human animals should be used at all in experimentation and in particular by psychology. The legacy bestowed on those who were traumatised in the Melbourne studies may not be 'undone' by the counselling now being offered by Latrobe. The subjects were subjected to an ordeal that remains permanently locked in the fight and flight responsiveness and may be reactivated under stress or by triggering events.
These people have been made to symbolically carry the can for all humanity's potential failings and, in particular, for the insensitivity of the researchers.
Paradoxically the latest revelations may mean that the researchers themselves may need counselling and debriefing, as the realisation of the unconsciously inflicted damaging consequences of the Latrobe study continue to emerge. But even more significantly these cases reveal the disturbing paradox of the culture on which psychology in universities has evolved: narrowly research oriented, experimentally depersonalised, and modelling an unconscious lack of awareness of human sensibilities.
For many psychologists the learning of how to be with the person in need, and development of the crucial compassion and capacity to maintain a therapeutic relationship, must come from outside traditional university courses, that confer the legal right to practice but neglect essential humanism.
Lyn Bender is a Melbourne based psychologist. If there's one thing that the recent election campaign and its outcome demonstrated, it's the depth of the divisions that exist in our Australian community. Our politics is focused on point-scoring, personalities, and name-calling across party lines. The media, for the most part, don't help, driven by the hour news cycle and the pursuit of advertising dollars into a frenzy of click-bait and shallow sensationalism.
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Numerous anecdotes exist to show that religious superiors are capable of inflicting much psychic pain on inferiors, even Bishops, vowed to obey them if they themselves through their own Vows are subjected to coercion from above to act against them. Stanley Milgram, without pretending to act in the name of God, had something to teach all those who choose to take a Vow of Obedience and those who in obedience must enforce that Vow.
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It was at this time that he began his own writings on patristics. Beginning in the s, he produced several historical studies, including The Bible and the Liturgy , The Lord of History , and From Shadows to Reality , that provided a major impetus to the development of Covenantal Theology. His unexpected death in , in the home of a prostitute, was very diversely interpreted. He died on the stairs of a brothel that he was visiting. It turned out he was bringing her money to pay for the bail of her lover.
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More filters. Sort order. Jan 03, Dan added it. From pg 95 of "Prayer: The Mission of the Church": "Prayer is related to mission because it is to the extent that we have discovered [through the gospel of Jesus Christ] who God is and how much a knowledge and love of God is constitutive of a comprehensive humanism and a full and complete existence that we suffer from, and are struck by, situations in which God is not known or loved.en.fytozohufa.ga
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A recognition of a certain absence of God in the world is part of the missionary attitude. As we become aware From pg 95 of "Prayer: The Mission of the Church": "Prayer is related to mission because it is to the extent that we have discovered [through the gospel of Jesus Christ] who God is and how much a knowledge and love of God is constitutive of a comprehensive humanism and a full and complete existence that we suffer from, and are struck by, situations in which God is not known or loved.
As we become aware of our relationship to God and of the vital revelation of God given to us in Christ we suffer to see that people ignore God altogether the world of atheism [and functional atheism] , or that they fail to see the full truth of God pagan religions, Islam, Judaism, [plastic Christianity].
Prayer draws us irresistibly into the mission as well as giving necessary sacramental witness to the Kingdom of the mission.