Since Em asked what I'm learning in my AICE Psychology class, I figured I'd share the study we've covered thus far.
During the 1960s, psychologist Stanley Milgram devised an experiment to test the Germans Are Different Hypothesis (GADH). Essentially, he wanted to see if Americans would obey a legitimate authority figure. The results were fairly disturbing. I could easily go into more detail, but I think watching this video below will be more stimulating. I'd love to hear what you think, or if you've studied this in some other context.
Now I get to go do the homework I've been -- shamefully -- neglecting.