How to Say “No” to People

How To Say No To People

How hard is it to say no to people? In a series of delightfully twisted experiments conducted by a Yale University psychologist during the 1960s, test subjects were asked to repeatedly administer increasingly powerful shocks to strangers in another room. The strangers were heard to be pounding on the wall, screaming in pain, and begging mercy due to heart conditions. Nevertheless, 65 percent of participants kept administering the shocks simply because an authority figure in on the ruse told them they had to.

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